Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1, 2, and 3)
Hornblower has much success aboard the Lydia. The objective of this lesson is to analyze the impact of Hornblower's success.
1) Writing assignment: In their journals, students should respond to the following prompt: In your opinion, what makes Hornblower so great? Students should have an opportunity to share their responses with the class.
2) Class discussion: Who is Hornblower? What does he do for a living? What did he do aboard the Lydia? What were Hornblower's successes aboard the Lydia? How did news of his success spread? How do people respond to Hornblower's success? In what ways is Hornblower a hero? In what ways is Hornblower a celebrity? What happens when Hornblower comes home from the Lydia? What things is he offered? How is he treated? What new job does Leighton offer Hornblower? Why does he make this offer?
3) Pair work: In pairs, students will scan the...
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