Everything you need to understand or teach The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer.
Well-known writer Norman Mailer receives a phone call from an old acquaintance, Mitchell Goodman. Mitchell Goodman has become involved in the anti-war movement and is calling to request Mailer's support and presence at the March on the Pentagon. Mailer is annoyed at the interruption and unsure of how he feels about the protest, but he decides to leave New York and travel to Washington for the March.
At the March, Mailer meets up with many notable acquaintances, such as the poet Robert Lowell, critic Dwight Macdonald, parenting expert Dr. Spock, and linguist Noam Chomsky. On Thursday night, Mailer goes to a cocktail party before acting as Master of Ceremonies at an event at the Ambassador Theater. He drinks too much that night and wakes up Friday morning hungover.
On Friday, Mailer, Lowell, and Macdonald go to a meeting on a church lawn in Washington where young men have...
The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History Lesson Plans contain 141 pages of teaching material, including: