Lesson 1 (from Chapter I)
This story takes place during a time of great conflict and terror. No one knows how to live, how to react, and how to behave. Today's objective is to discuss the environment of this story and how it impacts those who are living in this environment.
1. Have students describe how they think the environment in this story must feel to those who live in it.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether they think they could ever live in a war-torn area. Why or why not?
3. As a class, have the students discuss the idea of living in an unstable area. What are the disadvantages to this sort of situation? Are there any benefits to living in this sort of situation? Why or why not?
4. Homework: Have students discuss what they would do if suddenly their town became as the one in the story.
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