Daily Lessons for Teaching Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell
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Lesson 1 (from Introduction: The Roseto Mystery)


Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker since 1999 and has written four books.

The objective of this lesson is to look at Malcolm Gladwell.


1. Homework. Students will research Malcolm Gladwell and write a paper on his life especially as it relates to this book, but including other aspects of his life.

2. Class discussion. How did Malcolm Gladwell's childhood and family affect him? What about his life made him the person he was as an adult? Why did Malcolm Gladwell write this book?

3. Group work. In small groups students will consider the following question. What would be the influence of Malcolm Gladwell's views on life in the culture in which this book was introduced? How did did Malcolm Gladwell cope with the reactions to this book? What was his agenda for this book?

4. Class work. In class, students will write a brief...

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