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: 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...
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