Daily Lessons for Teaching Travels in Hyper Reality: Essays

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Lesson 1 (from Section 1 - Chapter I pages 1-30)

Objective

Section 1 - Chapter I pages 1-30

Travels in Hyper Reality is a collection of essays written by Umberto Eco (born 1932), an Italian medievalist, semiotician, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist. Semiotics is the study of the signs, analogies, metaphors and symbols, and how they are formed through language, communication, and organization. Eco suggests that freedom of thought arises through understanding the signs that are being employed through various agencies. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research its author, Umberto Eco.

Lesson

1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce students to the book and author. Travels in Hyper Reality is a collection of essays written in various times and contexts by Umberto Eco, examining different forms that signs may take in day to day life, including behaviors, politics, artificial landscapes, and words.

2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on...

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