Daily Lessons for Teaching The Pelican Brief

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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)


In Chapter 1, the author introduces Abraham Rosenberg, a supreme court judge. The objective of this lesson is learn about Rosenberg and his beliefs.


1) Class discussion: Who is Abraham Rosenberg? What do many people think of him? When will Rosenberg quit his job? How many opinions does Rosenberg still write?

2) Role Play: Reenact Rosenberg's conversation with his senior law clerk, Jason Kline. What were they watching? What do many of the signs say? Who is Rosenberg's favorite group of people? How many of the death courts directed toward the Supreme Court are aimed at Rosenberg? Why will Rosenberg not resign?

3) Writing Assignment: Write a paragraph or two describing Rosenberg. How old is he? What does he look like? How is his health?

4) Homework: Write a short essay about Rosenberg, his job at the Supreme Court, and why he will not resign. What is America's favorite pastime...

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