Lesson 1 (from Part I, Chapters 1-3)
Part I, Chapters 1-3
Laura Hillenbrand is the author of "Unbroken" and was born in Fairfax, Virginia. Hillenbrand studied at Kenyon College, but did not graduate because of chronic fatigue syndrome. Hillenbrand has been largely homebound because of her health and lives in Washington D.C. Hillenbrand has written books like "Seabiscuit: An American Legend." The objective of this lesson is to discuss the author, Laura Hillenbrand.
1) Pair Work:
a) Handout and Reading: Students should be given a copy of Hillenbrand's personal story of chronic fatigue syndrome to read.
b) Library Research and Written Summary: Students should find information on chronic fatigue syndrome and write a summary on the possible causes and risk factors, symptoms, signs and tests, treatment, prognosis and complications.
2) Class Discussion: Who is Laura Hillenbrand? Where did she grow up? Where did she go to college? What happened one night when she...
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