LaunchPad: Flannery O'Connor's South

Today's starting point? Atlanta. Destination? Florida. Although the family in "A Good Man is Hard to Find" lives in Atlanta, their journey to Florida takes them along the relatively new highways of the 1950s, including rural country roads. The images included are from the American Memory Collection. Students may work in teams in the computer lab or independently at home to follow the family from "A Good Man is Hard to Find" on their journey from Georgia to Florida. Students will examine the setting, the historical context, the characters, and the religious elements.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3003.7.3
Recognize how visual and sound techniques or design (e.g., special effects, camera angles, music) carry or influence messages in various media.
CLE 3003.8.3
Recognize the conventions of various literary genres and understand how they articulate the writers vision.
CLE 3003.8.4
Analyze works of American literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
 
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Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level: 
Understanding

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