Published on February 7, 2008
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge By Ambrose Bierce Lesson by Gana Harris General Objective: General Objective http://owensville.k12.mo.us/r2curriculum/Communications/honengIII.htmhttp://owensville.k12.mo.us/r2curriculum/Communications/honengIII.htmhttp://owensville.k12.mo.us/r2curriculum/Communications/honengIII.htmhttp://owensville.k12.mo.us/r2curriculum Concept Map: Concept Map Ambrose Bierce: Ambrose Bierce Born in Ohio and raised on a farm in Indiana An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Educated from his father’s library Attended a military academy in Kentucky Union army soldier Rose from a private to a lieutenant and won may awards for bravery during the war Seriously wounded in the war, but returned to battle a few months later An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Vocabulary : Vocabulary Etiquette Deference Imperious Dictum Summarily Effaced Oscillation Apprised Malign ineffable Answer Questions “Review and Assess”“Thinking About the Selection”(1-7)Page 516: Answer Questions “Review and Assess” “Thinking About the Selection” (1-7) Page 516 Point of View: Point of View Objective Point of View Effect Point of View: Point of View Limited Point of View Effect Chronological Order: Chronological Order Which takes place first: Farquhar’s encounter with the Federal scout or his preoccupation with the ticking of his watch? How much real time do you estimate elapses from the opening to the closing scene of the story? How did the story’s ending change your initial perception of the sequence and duration of the events it describes? Stream of Consciousness: Stream of Consciousness What details in the second paragraph of section III are revealed through the use of the stream of consciousness What “sharp pain” sparks Farquhar’s thoughts? In what ways does this passage mimic the natural, jumbled flow of thoughts? Why is stream of consciousness technique particularly appropriate for this story? Response Journal Entry: Response Journal Entry If your life were to pass before your eyes moments before your death, what would you see? Scoring Guide: Scoring Guide Students will take an objective test consisting of multiple choice questions and several constructed response questions over the concepts in this lesson as well as the vocabulary work to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson. Farquhar was a civilian in the war-not a soldier. Do you think he death was justified? Why or why not? Lesson Summary: Lesson Summary Careers: Careers Military Reference: Reference Kinsella, Kate, Kevin Feldman, and Colleen Shea Stump. Eds. Literature: The American Experience. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall Inc., 2002.