Lesson Plan #1
After presenting background material, but before beginning our reading and discussion of the novel, we’ll do the following activity. It is based on ideas presented in various values clarification texts and will help students focus on themselves, think about their beliefs and hopes, and help determine what is important to them. It also offers a preliminary opportunity to write and to discuss.
I will ask the class to reflect on and write about:
How might your life be different if it was apparent that a distant war was coming closer to us? What might you expect to give up? to take on? What would you struggle to keep? What would you willingly give up?
Written ideas will be shared in largeÐ or small-group situations. I will attempt to have students connect their answers to the hypothetical situation to their present reality.