Lesson 1 (from Part I: Trapper- Chapter 1,2 and 3)
Part I: Trapper- Chapter 1,2 and 3
In literature, the protagonist is the main character. In non-fiction the main character is referred to as the subject. The subject or protagonist in this book was Jim Bridger. In this lesson, we will discuss the protagonist, Jim Bridger, and his strengths and weaknesses.
1) Group Writing: Divide the class into small groups of two or three people. Have the students in each group write a short profile of Jim Bridger. Have the students ask themselves what qualities and characteristics appealed to them as a reader of the book and use that information for their character profiles.
2) Class Discussion: Have the groups of students read their profiles to the class. Which profiles did the class like the most? Which written profiles truly depicted Jim Bridger? What were some of Jim Bridger's weaknesses? What were some of Jim Bridger's strengths? How does...
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