Across Five Aprils Topics for Discussion

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Explain how the Civil War changed America.

How did the Civil War affect family life on the farm? In the city?

What affect did Jethro's education have on him, his family and his community?

Discuss the torment Bill had within himself in his opinions of the Confederate and Union causes. Why did he choose as he did?

Compare the actions of Guy Wortman and his group with similar groups in today's society.

What was the significance of Burdow's accompaniment of Jethro on his journey home from town?

What were the changes of Jethro from age 9 to age 13? How does that compare with your life?

How did the opinions and feelings of the Civil War within the family mirror those of colonies?

1. Do you like Hunt's use of letters to tell parts of the story? Why or why not?

What might be the effect of relating these incidents...

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