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Using a historical document as a teaching tool

from By Douglas Magrath (commentary)

This article, featuring Elbert Hubbard's "A Message to Garcia," may be of interest for instructors teaching higher-level students who need some encouragement to stay on task. It is a great lesson on ethics and loyalty set in a historical time frame over 100 years in the past. It is also a good example of journalistic writing of the period and appeals to a broad audience. The passage may be used as a reading or a listening comprehension exercise for ESL or as part of a sheltered ESL for history course. more

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