Daily Lessons for Teaching Truth & Beauty: A Friendship

Ann Patchett
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 122 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 and Chapter 2)


Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

Ann and Lucy became friends when they attended the Iowa Writers Workshop in Iowa City, Iowa. The objective of this lesson is to explore the city of Iowa City, Iowa.


1) Class Discussion:Lead the class in a discussion about Iowa City, Iowa. Begin with defining the city's geographical location. Ask the students about any current perceptions they have about the city. How have these changed from their perceptions prior to reading the book? How would the students characterize the city in one word? Do the students feel like they want to visit? Why or why not? Do any of the students feel like they would like to live there? Why or why not?

2) Class Exercise: As an in-class exercise, have the students do some online research about Iowa City at the time that Ann and Lucy lived there. What changes have been...

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