Daily Lessons for Teaching The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Simon Winchester
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, The Dead of Night in Lambeth Marsh)

Objective

Chapter 1, The Dead of Night in Lambeth Marsh

This book is highly lauded by critics not only for being an easy non-fiction read, but for its author's profound ability to colorfully draw his readers in to the personal and professional histories behind the actual people about whom he chooses to write. Before jumping right into the story, it may be valuable for students to appreciate and delve into the author's personal and professional background, which is as colorful and interesting as his writing. The objectives of this lesson are for students to research and appreciate the author's biography and to extrapolate upon reasons for Winchester's choice to write on the subject and people that he did.

Lesson

1) Opening Discussion: What do you find interesting or intriguing about the title of this book? In what ways might the two halves of the title feel a bit confusing...

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