Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
The setting for the book is the state of North Carolina in the early 21st century. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of North Carolina and its impact on its residents.
1) Class Discussion: What does the author reveal about life in North Carolina in this book? What image does the reader have of North Carolina in the early 21st century? What does the author insert into the book that could have only happened in North Carolina during this time period? What are some specific points, cultural events, landmarks, etc. that mark the location as North Carolina?
2) Class Discussion: 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 clothing? What other elements...
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