Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
This chapter introduces the reader to Bill Bryson and why he decides to hike the Appalachian Trail. The objective of this lesson is to learn more about the reasons Bill Bryson decides to hike the Appalachian Trail and to find out more details about the AT.
1) Begin the lesson with a class discussion about hiking and the students' personal experiences with hiking. Discuss some of the dangers of hiking, what to expect on a hiking trail, and different types of hiking trails.
2) Homework: Have the students write an informative essay about their favorite hiking trail. Include where it is located, how long it takes to hike the trail, what they pack for food and supplies, and what they see along the way.
3) Have the students research the hiking gear someone today would bring on the Appalachian Trail. Make a list of why each piece of...
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