Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Cache Lake, Portage to Contentment)
Chapter 1, Cache Lake, Portage to Contentment
Over the following 30 days, students will read "Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods." The objective of this lesson is to stimulate interest in studying John J. Rowlands' book.
1) Research Topic: Biographical overview of John J. "Jim" Rowlands. Focus on his background concerning the outdoor topics addressed in the book. Consider the chronological calendar style employed.
2) Class Discussion: In writing "Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods", what background or personal history was likely to have influenced Jim? What were the author's aims? How significant toward the achievement of those goals do students anticipate to have ranked Henry B. Kane's illustrations? What have those with published reviews of "Cache Lake Country: Life in the North Woods" had to say? What sort of interest do the students anticipate? Was there anything they came across in their research, or...
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