Lesson 1 (from Spotted Horses, Pages 3 - 36)
Spotted Horses, Pages 3 - 36
HIPPS - In this section, the reader is first introduced to Buck Hipps, an entrepreneur who arrives in Texas with a cart full of wild horses. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the character of Buck Hipps and to discuss whether or not he is running a scam on the farmers of Texas.
1.) Class Activity: As a class, create a list of adjectives used to describe Buck Hipps. Based on this description, do you think Buck Hipps is a trustworthy man? Why or why not?
2.) Class Activity: As a class, compare / contrast Snope's relationship with Hipps to Eck's relationship to Hipps. What is the same about these relationships? What is different? Is there anything unexpected / surprising in this comparison?
3.) Class Debate: Do you think Hipps is running a scam on the people of Texas when he brings...
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