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: "Year of Impossible Goodbyes" is historical fiction, set in 1945 during the Japanese occupation of Korea. This lesson will focus on Korean history.
1) 1) Map location and research: Locate Korea on a map. Why would Choi choose this country as the setting for this story? Why would Japan, China, and Russia all want to control Korea? Why is this significant? What was going on politically at the time?
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