Lesson 1 (from We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Taccoa: July-December 1942)
We Wanted Those Wings: Camp Toccoa: July-December 1942
Stephen E. Ambrose (1936 -2002) was an American historian, biographer of U.S. Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, and a long time professor of history at the University of New Orleans. Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest covers the journey made by the citizen soldiers of Easy Company, a unit of the 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division during World War II. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research its author, Stephen E. Ambrose.
1) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on author Stephen E. Ambrose. Students should retain information regarding Ambrose's childhood and family, education, career, other works, awards and recognition, and criticism and commentary.
2) Group Activity: Following the research activity, students are to gather into small groups of...
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