Everything you need to understand or teach The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos.
The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos is the first part of the USA Trilogy. The book is about the lives of ordinary Americans living and trapped by the time period in which they live. These people live their lives and pass on or just disappear. Some meet and interact with one another while other don't.
The book is called a novel but there is no plot. It is a book about people and their lives over a period of about three decades. These are people like J. Ward Moorehouse who is a public relations man and Eleanor Stoddard who is an interior decorator and the book is a narrative of their lives. They all have one think in common: they are people who are dominated by institutions. They are trapped by history, as stated in the Forward, and are given by the Newsreels that are interspersed throughout...
The 42nd Parallel Lesson Plans contain 135 pages of teaching material, including: