Lesson 1 (from Part 1 Chapter 1 | Part 1 Chapter 2)
Part 1 Chapter 1 | Part 1 Chapter 2
The student will take notes on Jules Verne and the novel, TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA.
The student will organize a picture of the background for the novel.
1. Teacher presents a background of Jules Verne as a writer/researcher and early science fiction author. The background of the story involves the Nautilus, a futuristic look at submarine capability.
2. Allow for questions and answers about terminology that will be used in the novel. Note that 20,000 leagues represent a trip equal to twice around the world.
3. Allow 15 minutes to read the first two chapters in class followed by the discussion thread:
(1) Identify Aronnax and Conseil as two of the novel's main characters.
(2) Discuss public outcry after any major catastrophe, in this case over 3,000 ships wrecked.
(3) Define Verne's use of suspense by holding off on identifying the creature that is causing...
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