Imagine what it must be like to be 90 years old... Granted, at your age, this is challenging, but try for a while to imagine how it might be for someone born before the turn of the 20th Century, born of pioneer prairie stock, raised to be proper, a lady, obedient, polite, and above all, dignified...

Imagine becoming old, looking back and wondering if your choices were right, if you'd become all you could have been... imagine becoming dependent on others again, losing control of the things that give you a sense of autonomy and freedom... being told you can no longer manage your own affairs, or even live on your own.... imagine being slow, tired... imagine... Dare to enter Hagar's mind...


Questions to guide your reading:

Sample introductions created by the class:



Here are some very helpful notes regarding Point of View, the title and symbol of the stone angel, and Hagar's spiritual transformation:




HERE IS JUST THE FIRST PAGE OF THE CONCEPT MAP ASSIGNMENT and the RUBRIC. IT CONTAINS THE INFORMATION YOU NEED, BUT DOES NOT HAVE THE PICTURES OF EXAMPLES, FROM THE HANDOUT (files too big to load to WIKI)


... and the RUBRIC!



Here's the complete PowerPoint. We looked at slides # 35 to the end.



In-class activity: