Everything you need to understand or teach Independence Day by Richard Ford.
Independence Day follows its protagonist and narrator, Frank Bascombe, through a long holiday weekend that turns out to be a pivotal point in his life. At the outset of the novel, Frank Bascombe is entrenched in a period of his life that he calls his "Existence Period." After the death of his son and his ensuing divorce, Frank had flown the coop, left his job as a sports writer, and even left the country, in hopes of leaving the pain behind. Eventually, Frank had returned home to Haddam, New Jersey, and attempted to resume a somewhat normal life. His return to Haddam marked the beginning of Frank's Existence Period, in which his life strategy consists of avoiding emotional extremes by floating along through life in a semi-detached fashion. This is where we find Frank at the beginning of this long holiday weekend.
Frank has become a real estate...
Independence Day Lesson Plans contain 124 pages of teaching material, including: