Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
Chapters 1 and 2
This scene sets the stage for the rest of the book. The objective of this lesson will be to explore some of the possible foreshadowing that happens in this scene and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.
1) Prediction: Read aloud with the class the part where Hornblower says he feels more comfortable at sea than he does in bed with his new bride. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this statement could be foreshadowing. Do you believe this is a relationship that will last? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.
2) Group Activity: Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters in these chapters. Have each group predict what they think will happen in this book to their...
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