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: The World in the 1780s In the Introduction, Hobsbawm paints a broad-brush picture of the historical world his book will describe, and he names the themes he will trace in successive chapters: politics, trade, industry, populations, nations. This lesson discusses the expectations Hobsbawm sets up in the Introduction.
1) 1. Close reading: Themes. Identify the passages in which Hobsbawm describes his primary interests in...
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