Daily Lessons for Teaching Wench

Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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Lesson 1 (from Part I (1852): Chapters 1 - 5)


Part I (1852): Chapters 1 - 5

The primary setting for the book is the Tawawa House resort near the town of Xenia, Ohio, in the mid-19th century. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of rural Ohio and its impact on its residents.


What does the author reveal about resort life in rural Ohio in this book? What image does the reader have of rural Ohio in the mid-19th century? What does the author insert into the book that could have only happened in rural Ohio during this time period? What are some specific points, cultural events, and landmarks that mark the location as Ohio?

Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the book. How is regionalism exhibited in language, interpersonal dynamics, and...

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