Everything you need to understand or teach Sharpe's Battle (novel) by Bernard Cornwell.
Sharpe's Battle is a detailed description of Richard Sharpe's life for a few days in May 1811. Sharpe is a rifleman officer in the British army fighting Napoleon's forces. Sharpe manages to enrage a French general who vows to get him and gets caught in politics that could ruin his career. Sharpe is given charge of the Real Compañía Irlandesa, the guard for the Spanish king, and he is determined to turn them into soldiers against his superiors' desires. As thousands of French converge on a tiny village, Sharpe's hope for stopping the court of inquiry and restoring his honor depends on leading these men to special glory on the battlefield.
Richard Sharpe and a group of his riflemen stumble onto a village that the French brigade under the command of General Guy Loup has ransacked, murdering all but one woman. The pile of dead children, stacked like...
Sharpe's Battle: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Fuentes de Onoro, May 1811 Lesson Plans contain 137 pages of teaching material, including: