Understanding Beah’s Rehabilitation and
First Things First…
Turn in your homework – Chapter
14/15 discussion questions
(before the bell rings, please)
Be in your seat by the time the
How was your long weekend?
Get out your journals!
Journal # 8
What do you know about poverty? How does it
Number off #1-6
Get into your number groups (5 in each group;
one group of 6)
Read “Neuroscience of Poverty” article
Groups 1&2 – Read Introduction
Groups 3&4 – Read “The Neuroscience of
Groups 5&6 – Read “Implications for Educators”
In your groups, you will become the “experts” of this
Your group will make a poster and teach the class
about your section
Everyone will have a role:
Discussion Leader: lead discussion about questions and
connections between article and ALWG
Recorder : record answers, quotes, key information on
Presenter: presents poster to the class
Detective: define words your group does not know
Before you begin
Pick roles! (I will choose roles if you cannot
come to a consensus)
Everyone will begin reading their section
independently (15 mins)
Then discuss what you have read (15 mins)
Finally, begin creating your poster (15 mins)
What are your first reactions?
What is interesting?
What do you agree/disagree with?
Answer questions for your section (I will hand out during
Present after lunch
Your poster must include:
Title of section
Two sentence summary
Answers to your questions
1-2 important quotations from the article
Any connections to ALWG…? (optional)
Presentations should be 2-4 minutes each.
Freewrite: Do you believe Beah’s SES affects
his re-entry into education? Why or why not?
Use details from both the article and the
Due at the end of class or Thursday if you
need more time.
What is rehabilitation?
To rehabilitate is to:
to bring (someone or something) back to a
normal, healthy condition after an illness, injury,
drug problem, etc.
to teach (someone or something) to live a normal
and productive life
to bring (someone or something) back to a good
Journal # 8
We see a big change in Beah’s attitude to
rehabilitation from chapter 16 to17. Why do
you think that is? What has changed? Does it
give you hope that he can come back from his
“I had come to believe people befriended only
to exploit one another” (153).
Does it make sense that Beah feels this way?
What about the boys who were his friends
before he joined the army?