1. Topic-
Who is the most important person in your life? What would you do if you lose him or her?
2. Content-
Facing death and how to cope:
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Think of the tsunami in Japan and the loss that was experienced to how you would feel if that happened in United states.
2. Imagine the disaster and clean up. How would you start the process
4. Objectives-
1. Learning how to deal with loss.
2.Showing consideration for others feelings during time of grieving and loss.
3.Rebuilding after disaster.
4.Lending a hand in the community to help others in need.
5. Materials and Aids-
Construction paper
Markers (assorted)
Paper and pen
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Think of and visualize the damage and loss caused by the tsunami in Japan. Now think of and visualize the bus accident involving Sal's mother. Compare the two in your mind and how it would make you feel.

B. Development-

1. Pretend you were a news photographer/reporter and you have been assigned to cover the story in Japan or the bus accident involving Sal's mother.
2.Draw a picture of what you actually see. Use your best imagination as you draw the photograph from your mind.

C. Practice-

1. This activity includes the class divided into three groups. One group is the reporters/writers. Group two are the actors. Group three are the photographers/visual artists.

D. Independent Practice-

1.Write a letter to one of the victims of the tsunami in Japan.
2.Find a newspaper article that describes a disaster in the world. Summarize

E. Checking for understanding-

Write a self analysis of what you did in the group activity. What did you learn from your classmates?

F. Closure-

1.What did you learn about how to deal with a catastrophe/death?
2.How will you prepare your mind in the event this happened to your family/friends?
7. Evaluation-
This lesson was designed to broaden knowledge of character analysis and deepen the understanding of the novel

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