Objective: Chapter 1 Confederates in the Attic In Chapter 1, the author discusses his boyhood fascination with the Civil War and traces his interest back to his great-grandfather. He was a Jewish Russian immigrant and came to America in the 1880's and became fascinated with the war. He had a book which he obtained after arriving int he country that also contained war sketches and he shared it with his children and grandchildren. Horwitz became fascinated with the war and painted his bedroom with battle murals and he made his parents read him history books. His obsession continued into adulthood as he became a journalist and war correspondent. He married an Australian woman and returned to the united States, then settled in a rural location in Virginia. The objective of this lesson is to discuss Tony Horwitz' fascination with the Civil War.
1) Pair Work:
a) Research and Biography: Students...
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