In this one-hour lesson, students are asked to look critically at a poem that explores the complex relationship between fathers and sons. Ultimately, I tie this in with The Kite Runner and the relationship between Amir and Baba. This lesson can be done at any point during the novel, but students will most likely draw conclusions about the book after they've read through chapter 11.
I love doing debates with my high school students; they are so competitive that they are driven to do the work well. In this case, doing the work well means digging deep into the poem.