Everything you need to understand or teach The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson.
Bill Bryson, who grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, says that someone had to be from Des Moines. He says people there either accept the fact that they'll marry a local girl and work at Firestone or they spend years moaning about the place and grow up to marry a local girl and work at Firestone. Bryson, a writer, decides to take a long circuitous journey through many of the states, recording his observations along the way. He does so with wit and sometimes wisdom, implanting stories from his own life along the way.
Bryson's travels are divided into two sections - East and West. He first travels eastward, finding an array of towns, historical sites and interesting people. He says that he is searching for the perfect town but soon admits that he's not going to find it in a single location. With that in mind, he...
The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America Lesson Plans contain 115 pages of teaching material, including: