Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses)
Chapter 1, The Call of the Wild Horses
The Man Who Listens to Horses is a 1996 autobiography by horse trainer Monty Roberts. The book spent 58 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list, has been translated into more than 15 languages, and has sold over five million copies worldwide. Many of Monty's ideas stem from his childhood and exposure to the mistreatment of horses, leading him to develop a method for working with animals that is based on respect and avoids any violence. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book and will research and discuss its author, Monty Roberts.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce students to the book and author. The Man Who Listens to Horses details the life-long journey of Monty Roberts, a man who learns how to effectively communicate with horses without using any violence. The book was published in 1996 and spent 58 weeks on the...
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