Daily Lessons for Teaching The Worldly Philosophers

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Lesson 1 (from Introduction)



The objective of this lesson is understanding the use of an introduction to set the topic of a non-fiction work.


1. Class activity. Reread the first two paragraphs of the introduction. Make a list of all things Heilbroner says these men have done. Then make a list of all the things he says they did not do. It is not until the third paragraph that he says the men were great economic thinkers. Make a list of all the things the men could have been (other than economists) based on your first two lists. Discuss the lists as a class. What do you think Heilbroner wants the reader to understand by the end of the book? Based on the introduction, which is more important to Heilbroner: the men or their theories?

2. Student writing. Heilbroner only mentions two of the economists by name in the introduction...

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