Objective: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 The story centers around high class society in New York City at the end of the Nineteenth Century. The objective of this lesson is to explore New York's high society during this time period.
1) Lead the class in a discussion about high society in New York City at the end of the Nineteenth Century. What preconceived notions did the students have about this time period before reading this book? What are their perceptions now that they have learned more about New York during the Nineteenth Century? What aspects of society life do the students think they would have liked? What aspects do they find distasteful? Do the students think there are still some remnants of this lifestyle still in place today? Explain.
Divide the class into small groups and have them research different facets of high society in New York in the Nineteenth Century...
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