Everything you need to understand or teach Bang the Drum Slowly by Mark Harris (author).
Henry and Bruce are both baseball players in the 1950s who play for a team called the New York Mammoths. Bruce shocks Henry with the news that he has a deadly disease and will probably die soon. Henry tries to come to terms with this while he also plays baseball and awaits the birth of his first child.
During the off-season, Bruce calls Henry up and tells him to come see him in Minnesota, where Bruce is in the hospital. Henry learns that Bruce has Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the blood, and that he is certainly going to die. Henry agrees to keep this a secret, worrying that Bruce will be fired as soon as Dutch, their manager, finds out. When spring training starts, Henry delays signing his contract, asking for more money, and insisting that he and Bruce stay together, no matter what happens. Dutch is...
Bang the Drum Slowly Lesson Plans contain 119 pages of teaching material, including: