Daily Lessons for Teaching Follow the River

James Alexander Thom
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 102 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1, 2 and 3)


Chapter 1

The use of stereotypes plays an important part in Follow the River. Mary's stereotypes about Indians save her life and challenge her interactions with the Indians. Stereotypes have their roots in truth, but are often twisted in negative ways. The objective of this lesson is to identify some of the stereotypes in modern society and the role stereotypes play in Follow the River.


1) Group activity: Divide the class into groups of three or four students and have them research the validity of the stereotypes Mary identifies in Chapter 1 about Native Americans. Students should cite examples from Follow the River that both support and oppose some of the stereotypes given about Native Americans.

2) Writing assignment: How do stereotypes ultimately save the captives' lives? Describe how Mary's stereotypes about Indians are either proven or disproved. Are the stories of Indian savagery true? How do Mary's beliefs...

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