Lesson 1 (from Introduction: The Beach)
Introduction: The Beach
Isaac's Storm: The Drowning of Galveston is a biography of Isaac Monroe Cline, the chief meteorologist at the Galveston, Texas, Office of the US Weather Bureau from 1889 to 1901. The narrative, written by American author and journalist Erik Larson, relates the experiences of Cline and others during the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book, and they will research and discuss author Erik Larson.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce students to the book and author. Isaac's Storm: The Drowning of Galveston is a biography of Isaac Monroe Cline, the chief meteorologist at the Galveston, Texas, during the hurricane of 1900. Erik Larson is an American nonfiction author and journalist.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in class to conduct independent research on the author Erik Larson. How many nonfiction books has Larson written? What critical and public response did the book garnish...
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