Everything you need to understand or teach Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson.
"Major Pettigrew's Last Stand: A Novel" by Helen Simonson is a work of fiction and the author's debut novel. The story details the life of Major Ernest Pettigrew, a 68 year old widower living in Edgecomb St. Mary, a rural village located in Sussex, England.
Major Pettigrew had been happily married to his wife, Nancy, who died six years earlier. The couple has one son, Roger, who came to them late in life. Nancy sought to spoil Roger while the Major preferred discipline. Roger has grown up to be self-important, self-indulgent, often thoughtless and disrespectful, particularly when it comes to the Major.
The Major regrets that the manners and social niceties of England seem to be sorely lacking in modern times. The Major, raised in a certain, proper way, becomes easily upset when others do not abide by his idea of what is right or how things should be...
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Lesson Plans contain 119 pages of teaching material, including: