Lesson 1 (from Chapter One: The Way Over)
Chapter One: The Way Over
In the 1830s, many Americans made the trip to Paris via ship. The objective of this lesson will focus on historic modes of travel.
1) Group Discussion: Many Americans make the trip to Paris via ship in the 1830s. Discuss with students what it was like to travel by ship during that time period. Discuss the length of the trip, the dangers associated with such a type of travel, and what the passengers often did to pass the time. Discuss as well some of the diaries and letters quoted in the book that discuss the travel and how it impacted those experiencing the trip.
2) Modes of travel: Ask students write an essay singly or with a partner to discuss the modes of travel that were available in the 1830s in America and France. Ask students to discuss road travel as well...
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