Day 1

A Small Place Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    What is the difference between a tourist to a place like Antigua, and an immigrant returning for a visit? Start with the literal answers Kincaid provides, and move to the deeper issues.

    Literal: Kincaid writes that a tourist is inherently "ugly," ignorant, and eager to ignore the reality of their vacation spot. A returning immigrant to another country is more likely to look for the places they know and love. For example, the library Kincaid frequented as a child. A tourist might not look past the facade of a hotel or a pristine beach. A returning immigrant would know that the hotel's staff are the descendants of slaves and that the toilet flushes straight into the...

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