Lesson 1 (from Pages 1 - 104)
Pages 1 - 104
...and Ladies of the Club is the story of a women's club started in Waynesboro. Two young graduates, Anne and Sally, are asked to become charter members of the club on the day they graduate from Waynesboro Female College in 1868. Before beginning the study of the book itself, students should learn about the author, Helen Hooven Santmyer. By learning about the author, they will be able to determine as they read the book where the author's inspiration comes from or if she herself had a similar experience in her lifetime. Today, students will be introduced to the book with a study of the author.
1) Small Group Activity: Break the class into groups of three or four, creating enough groups to research the following topics: the author's childhood, education, writings, marriages and relationships, and awards. Have each group share their information with the class...
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