Daily Lessons for Teaching The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams

Lester J. Cappon
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Lesson 1

Objective: Introduction The Introduction for The Adams-Jefferson Letters provides an overview of the correspondence between them and background information about both men. This lesson is about the importance of an Introduction in non-fictional literature.

1) Class Discussion: What is the main purpose of an Introduction in a non-fiction book? Why might an Introduction be particularly relevant for a historical book? Does the class think that an overview can provide too much information about the book's future chapters? Why or why not? In The Adams-Jefferson Letters, how could the author have selected the information for the Introduction?

2) Writing and Analysis: Have the class take 15 minutes and write down 3 things that a non-fictional Introduction should include. Afterward, talk about the answers and how many are included in the Introduction for The Adams-Jefferson Letters.

3) Partner or Group Discussion: What was the intent of the Introduction for The Adams-Jefferson Letters? How did...

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