Abstract 9, Volume 11, Number 2, Summer 2016

NCSS Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan

The Giant and How He Humbugged America

Written by Jim Murphy

Sarah Hartman

College of Coastal Georgia

Abstract

In this lesson students investigate hoaxes in history, propaganda resulting from them, and how technology and media helped grow them.  Reading The Giant and How He Humbugged America by Jim Murphy involves students in examining how hoaxes and propaganda throughout history have affected American life and have changed some people’s thinking.

Download PDF