This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: In Chapter 1, Lessing introduces the reader to her lineage and provides extensive detail regarding her family history. The objective of this lesson is to explore the significance of that form of introduction to the autobiographical text. Students will engage with notions of the microcosmic relationship between personal history and national history, as well as with the foundational influences that Lessing describes from her childhood.
1) 1) Class Discussion: Discuss...
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