Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
In Chapters 1-2, the Rockefellers immigrated to the United States from Europe in 1723. This lesson will discuss the immigration of the Rockefellers to the U.S. and background information on William Rockefeller.
Class Discussion: Describe the Rockefeller history prior to John D.'s birth.
Small Group Activity: Why might this information be important? How might this affect the reader's opinion throughout the rest of the book?
Class Discussion: Discuss the students' responses and create a time line of events. Add to this time line as you read the story, adding important events in the lives of the Rockefeller family.
Homework: How might William Avery Rockefeller have ended up like this? How might this behavior affect his family? Why is he allowed to act this way?
Lesson 2 (from Chapters 1-2)
In Chapters 1-2, John D. is very calculating responsible as a young man. This lesson will discuss John...
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