Tasting the Sky: Life on the West Bank

GeoHistory
GeoLiteracy
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
In this lesson, students will read and write about the memoir of a childhood in Ramallah, on the West Bank. The storyteller, Bakarat, offers a child's view of the daily indignities, oppression, and textures of life in an occupied land.
Author: 
Patricia Hutchinson
Grade Range: 
7-8
Duration: 
2-3 class periods after reading the novel
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
2: Places and Regions
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
6: How culture and experience influence people's perceptions of places and regions