Lesson: The Girl from the Coast
Author: Doni Koesoema Albertus
Subject Area: Social Studies
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Students learn about the struggle for woman emancipation in Indonesia by reading the excerpt from Pramoedya's novel entitled The Girl from the Coast, news report on Megawati Soekarnoputri's ascension as the first Indonesian female president and first year analysis report of Megawati governance regarding on social justice issues.
Students develop their sense of history, are able to make social analysis in a critical but constructive way. They are also asked to propose a concrete solution and personal attitude rationale (value, principle, etc) for their own life that nurture freedom and participation for woman in the society.
First, students read the first chapter of The Girl from the Coast, News report on Megawati assumption as President, and public critic on her governance. Second, students analyze the text, make summary, predict, and evaluate. third, students make personal attitude rationale and concrete proposal or contribution (idea, concept, action) in regard to the topic.
Directions: To know who is Pramoedya Ananta Toer and his concern for social justice, read his statement on Human Right Day 1992. This will give you an insight about this personality.
Directions: This is the general information about the first female president of Indonesia. Immagine how she begin her political career till which ended up for her presidency.
Estuary (n) : the wide part of a river where it flows into the sea
Wisp (n) : small thing; something that begins to grow
Tattered (adj) : old and torn, in a bad condition
Dagger (n) : a short pointed knife, in Jawa tradition they called keris
Catapult (n) : sling-shot
Incumbent (n) : a person who has an official position
Out of the doldrum : effort to make improvement