Saturday, November 3, 2007

Teacher Resource Material??

This is an example of the teacher resource material provided by Random House Children's books.

It was written by, none other than, Philip Pullman. Pullman is the author of The Golden Compass.

Ready for this "teacher resource material"?
Pullman instructs teachers to explain what a dæmon is and then to follow this lesson plan:

"A dæmon is an animal manifestation of a person’s soul.
  • Discuss the obvious characteristics that Pantalaimon and Lyra share.
  • What about the other characters and their dæmons?
  • How are they similar in nature?
  • Ask students to pick a dæmon for them-selves.
  • Encourage them to share their choice in class."

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