Objective: In Chapter 1, Page vii, the book begins with an introduction by the deceased author's son. This lesson will explore the introduction.
1) Class Discussion: Describe the introduction.
Small Group Activity: What does the introduction tell you about this book and the author of this book?
Class Discussion: Create a KWL chart for Mark Donohue, listing what the students know about him and what they would like to know about him. As they read the book, have the students add in what they learn about Donohue. For whom is this book written? Who might be interested in reading this book? Why?
Individual Activity: Research the history of auto racing. When did it begin? Where did it begin? How has it evolved over time? What is racing like today?
Class Discussion: Have the students share their research and create a graphic organizer listing their information.
Homework: What did you...
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