Daily Lessons for Teaching The Ox-Bow Incident

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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)


Gil Carter and Art Croft are returning to Bridger's Wells, Nevada after a long winter tending cows in a remotely located cabin.

The objective of this lesson is to examine the effects of prolonged isolation, and the pitfalls that can arise as a result.


1) Initiate a class discussion surrounding the effects of prolonged isolation. What other jobs or conditions might result in prolonged isolation? How might this affect those who are isolated as time passes?

2) Break the class into groups and debate the ways in which mental health could be maintained over prolonged isolation from others, if at all. Can prolonged isolation issues be overcome? How?

3) In short essay form, assume the identity of either Art or Gil and based on the information given in the first chapter, write a journal that outlines their experiences.

4) In essay form, examine the effects of prolonged isolation. What...

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