Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference is a nonfiction book by Canadian journalist and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. In the book, Gladwell follows trends from their inception to their end to discover why some ideas "tip" and others do not, defining a tipping point as "the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point." In this lesson, students will research author Malcolm Gladwell, and will read and discuss the introduction to the book.
Teacher Lecture: Introduce the class to the book and author. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference is an examination of sociological changes and evolution and the causes of those changes.
Research Activity: Allow students time in class to conduct independent research on the book and author. When was The Tipping Point published? What response did it receive critically and publically? What...
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