This is a short lesson that introduces the concepts of microcosm and macrocosm in Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. The first page is a printable to be used on an overhead or projected from the computer onto a screen. It is meant to be explained by the teacher and a discussion can take place about students' current understanding of these ideas.
The second page is a student writing activity exploring the concepts through a particular scene in the novel.
The page numbers referenced are from the HarperCollins edition published in 1998.