Lesson 1 (from Chapter One)
The action occurs in and about Malta and the Mediterranean during the early 1800's. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of Treason's Harbour and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in World War I or II?
2. Class discussion. Could Treason's Harbour be set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in this era differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters, the plot, and the themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work. In groups, students will research a setting that might be similar to that in Treason's Harbour and discuss the ways in which Aubrey's life would be different set in another time or place...
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