The author has written a unit which takes a period from the history of India and coupled it with a study of Rudyard Kipling’s The Man Who Would Be King. The result is a challenging unit for eighth-grade students. The writing process for this unit encompassed studies in the short story through the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute and a seminar at Oxford University on British Foreign Policy. The study at Oxford was made possible through a grant from the English Speaking Union of New Haven and Southern Connecticut.
The unit treats the literature and history sections separately, yet attempts to bridge the two in the strategies section.
(Developed for Reading, grade 8; recommended for History and Literature, grade 8)