Lesson 1 (from The Snows of Kilimanjaro)
“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” is a short story by Nobel Prize-winning American author Ernest Hemingway; it was first published in 1936 in Esquire magazine. Like many of Hemingway’s works, the story exhibits spare prose and centers on themes of war, death, wilderness, and regret. In this lesson, students are introduced to the story and will research and discuss Ernest Hemingway’s biography, style, and common themes.
Teacher Lecture: Introduce students to the story and author. Ask students to participate in discussing their experience reading the works of Ernest Hemingway. What do you know about Hemingway as a writer? How many of his works have you read? What did you think about them?
Research Activity: Take time in class to conduct independent research on author Ernest Hemingway. Examine Hemingway’s biography as well as his published works, style, and literary criticism. What is the most notable...
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