Day 2

Touching Spirit Bear Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    In Chapter 6, Cole says that "Thinking back about the Circle Justie meetings brought Cole's anger alive once more. If Garvey or Edwin or anybody else showed their ugly face on the island now, they better watch out." What about these memories makes Cole angry? Why, in particular, is he angry at Edwin and Garvey?

    Students could approach this question in many possible ways, which could foster many different potential threads of discussion. The Circle Justice process and his memories of the meetings seem to anger Cole for a number of reasons. First, he recalls his heated arguments with his father at the meetings and the injustice and abandonment he felt in those moments...

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