Lesson 1 (from Chapter One: Sacred Ground)
Chapter One: Sacred Ground
James Bradley is the author of Flags of Our Fathers, which is a work of historical narrative focusing on the men who participated in the iconic flag raising. The objective of this lesson is to examine the significance of James Bradley, the author, why he chose to write a historical narrative book on Iwo Jima, and how he uses rhetorical questions to further express his curiosity.
1) Pair Work: Discuss and Define: Students should discuss and define the genre of historical narrative and outline the technique of asking a rhetorical question. Students should include how each is defined.
2) Class Discussion: Who is James Bradley? Why did he travel to Iwo Jima? Why did he write Flags of Our Fathers? What genre does Flags of Our Fathers belong to? Why does it fit into this genre? Do you think that James Bradley had...
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