Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Chapters 1-2)
Prologue and Chapters 1-2
"The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg" is a non-fiction biography describing the complex life and career of baseball player and American spy Morris "Moe" Berg. Author Nicholas Dawidoff has many things in common with Moe Berg, the most obvious being their love of sports and their Ivy League educations. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research and discuss author Nicholas Dawidoff.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the book and author. The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg is a non-fiction biography describing the life of baseball player and American spy Morris "Moe" Berg.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on author Nicholas Dawidoff and in gathering a basic overview of the career of Moe Berg. During what years...
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