This is something that I’m going to try with ‘American Lion’ and see if it gets a good reception. I’m going to allow you the chance to earn extra credit to be applied to you worst grade. In order to get the points you have to participate in a book discussion of the excerpt. It will be an informal (with snacks) chance for us to talk about the role a turbulent personal life played in shaping Jackson’s presidency.
Here are the questions we will try to touch on ‘American Lion’ discussion questions