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: Part 1, Chapter 1 RUMORS - In this chapter, Roebling must fight off numerous rumors that the bridge is not capable of being built, and that he himself is not capable of such a vast undertaking. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the rumors being spread in both Manhattan and Brooklyn, and to discuss whether or not any of these rumors have validity.
1) 1.) As a...
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