Daily Lessons for Teaching Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History

Erik Larson
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Lesson 1 (from The Beach: September 8, 1900)

Objective

The Beach: September 8, 1900

The first section of the book, entitled "The Beach," sets the scene for the rest of the story. The chapter begins by discussing Isaac Cline in great detail. This lesson looks at how Isaac's personality reflects the time period and how this will become one of the central themes of the book.

Lesson

1. Class Discussion: What are some ways that Isaac's personality reflects this time period in America? How is America characterized at the beginning of the century? What traits does the author use to describe both Isaac and the country? Do you think this is an accurate representation? Why or why not? What in particular gave Isaac and America this kind of character in 1900?

2. Theme: Isaac is characterized as being arrogant by those who get to know him. Do you think one of the themes will be "arrogance has a price"? Answer...

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