This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Part One, Chapters 1-5 The setting -- the physical setting, the political setting, the historical setting -- is very important for fully understanding the course of events that happens in "Gods and Generals." The objective of this lesson is to analyze the setting of the novel.
1) 1) Focusing Exercise: Have students write for 5 minutes in response to the following prompt: "Write down at least 5 things you know about...
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