Discussion assignments for Tuesday, Feb 14: Singing Family. 

 

You should finish reading the book and be particularly prepared to answer questions on your assigned chapter.  If you are designated a discussion leader for a chapter, please work with your group to come up with about five good questions to get discussion going.

 

 

Chapter 10

                  Discussion leader:      Rachel

                                    Questions

1.       Sometimes we assume that Christmas was always more or less celebrated the same way in this country.  What does this chapter reveal about the history of Christmas in Appalachia?

2.       Does your family observe any holiday traditions (Christmas, Hanukkah, etc.)?  What are they?  Are there particular foods that you eat?  What about music?  Do you open presents at any particular time.  Do these traditions come from your dad’s or mom’s family?

3.       Why do you think Ritchie chooses to tell the story of the “brown doll,” even though it doesn’t reflect well on her?

 

                  Respondents:                   Raymund, Evan, Neil, Katie

 

Chapter 9

                  Discussion leaders:    Jesse, Jana, Raymund, Emily, Tom

 

                  Respondents:                   Mike, Billy, Marcela, Jen

 

Chapter 11

                  Discussion leaders:    Billy, Jen, Rich, Marcela, Mike

 

                  Respondents:                   Jessie, Stephen, Mariah, Jeff

 

Chapter 12

                  Discussion leaders:    Katie, Jeff, Mariah, Evan, Stephen

 

                  Respondents:                   Greg, Patrick, Mechela, Dan

 

Chapter 13

                  Discussion leaders:    Mechela, Dan, Greg, Neil, Patrick

 

                  Respondents:                   Emily, Tom, Jana, Rich