This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: In Chapter 1, "Modern Prometheus," as a young American immigrant in his thirties, Nikola Tesla dazzles his friend Mark Twain in his New York Laboratory with demonstrations of a fireball, electricity exhibition, and an oscillator. The objective of this lesson is to explore Nikola Tesla's motives for demonstrating "illusions" to his colleagues.
1) 1) Class Discussion: Ask the class to answer the following questions that set the stage for the...
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