Objective: Chapter 1 - Introduction - Section III The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America is author and historian Daniel J. Boorstin's assessment of the American psyche and culture. This prophetic book, first published in 1962, introduces the concept of "pseudo-events," events staged solely for publicity--and redefines celebrity as "a person who is known for his well-knownness." In this lesson, students are introduced to the text and will research and discuss its author, Daniel J. Boorstin.
1) 1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the text and author. The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-events in America by Daniel J. Boorstin is an assessment of the American image in which the author defines "pseudo-events" as events staged solely for publicity.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time to conduct independent research on the author, Daniel J. Boorstin, his biography, career, and other works, and the subject, commentary and themes in The Image: A...
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