This lesson utilizes Opening, Core, and Closing questions that require students to participate in a thoughtful discussion of the "Eldorado chapters" in a Paideia seminar. See this link for more info on this discussion method: https://www.causeweb.org/uscots/uscots05/spotlight/files/P34.pdf.
The discussion opens with students analyzing Poe's "Eldorado." Then we move on to core questions that focus them not only on the text but also real world and personal connection questions. Finally, we conclude with a closing question on a key philsophical question posited by the text.