Lesson 1 (from The Rebels)
"Washington's Crossing" is a history of the American Revolutionary War covering the span between the summer,1776, and the winter of early 1777. Author David Hackett Fischer has received numerous awards and much recognition for his work. The objective of Daily Lesson #1 is to consider why Mr. Fischer's work has earned such achievement.
Task #1 - Small Group Activity: Divide the class into small groups of three to four members each. Each of these groups is to be assigned one of the following achievements that "Washington's Crossing" has received: Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for History; 2004 National Book Award Finalist; New York Times Book Review Ten Best Books of 2004; Washington Post Book World Best of 2004; Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2004; Boston Globe Best of the Year 2004; Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2004; and The Week Best Books of 2004. Have the students consider their respective award, studying the reasons...
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