Day 4

The Pearl Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What were Kino's and Juana's strengths and weaknesses as a team?

    Students may note that family did everything they could, but that it wasn't enough. Strong answers will discuss what each of them brought to the challenges they faced as a couple. They may see Juana as the more logical one, happy to have found the pearl but not overzealous about it. They may explain that she had logical approaches to their problems, even if she was not as ambitious about their plans. They may explain that she was devoted and loyal to Kino, but they may also see her decision to stay with him as a flaw that put Coyotito's life at risk. In terms of Kino, they may argue that he often listened to...

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