Everything you need to understand or teach Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw.
Rich Man, Poor Man is the epic tale of one family; a tale that takes place from the turmoil of World War II to the beginning of Vietnam. There are three children in the Jordache family: Gretchen, the oldest, Rudolph, the responsible one, and Thomas, the troublemaker. The novel follows the lives of each member of the family, through happiness and turmoil, separation and reunions, and takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster that they will not soon forget.
Rudolph Jordache has a crush on his French teacher. When he is not writing love letters to her in French, he is drawing naked pictures of what he imagines he will see when he finally convinces her of the depth of his love. However, when the French teacher confiscates one of Rudolph's drawings, he is forced to reveal to his father his fantasies. To Rudolph's surprise and amazement...
Rich Man, Poor Man Lesson Plans contain 130 pages of teaching material, including: