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: Introduction The first section introduces us to Bataille's style and literary temperament. This lesson discusses the person we meet when we first open Bataille's "Visions of Excess".
1) 1. Close Reading: Read the first few paragraphs of a few of the pieces, and pay close attention to the meaning and structure of the language Bataille uses. What kinds of words and images, what...
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