Lesson plans for ages 12-14 in Language & Literature

Teaching Tools, 22 February 2007

LESSONS 6 and 7: The Class Baracholka

All the hard boiled eggs are collected for a general fund/kitty.

Discussion questions

How would the students describe the local village people of Rubtsovsk?

Role play

Three refugee "families" are allowed to present their goods in three locations in the classroom. The eggs are used as currency, (each egg is worth 15 rubles, see page 69 of the novel) and are distributed among the rest of the class who pose as locals. The refugee "traders" have to persuade the "locals" to part with their eggs. Other "families" can have a turn at trading.

Debriefing discussion

Homework: Students read chapter 6 to 10.