Basil Heatter, "The Long Night of the Little Boats"

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“It was a miracle.” Basil Heatter’s “The Long Night of the Little Boats,” which details the miraculous rescue of the British army from the shores of Dunkirk in 1940, is featured in a series of exercises that ask class members to read, reread, paraphrase, and discuss the text before crafting an essay about the piece. Directions for teachers, guiding questions for readers, the annotated text, graphic organizers, and essay questions are all included in this comprehensive, richly detailed, five-day plan. Designed for junior high social studies classes, the resource could also be used in high school social studies classes as well as language arts courses. Worthy of a spot in your curriculum library.

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