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Against the Wind: James H Banning

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Using a Author's Perspective chart record clues from Against the Wind: James H Banning.  Then use those clues to write about the author's perspective.


Think and Compare

1.  Look back through Against the Wind: James H Banning.  How do you think the book's author feels about James H. Banning's achievements?  What makes you think that?


2.  Which do you think you would have enjoyed more: piloting an airplane across country or working as a barnstormer?


3.  Why is it so important for people to read about the difficulties that early African American pilots faced?


Interview James Banning

If you had the chance to interview James H. Banning after his cross-country flight, what would you ask him?  Write four questions you would ask him.


Narrative Poems

Connect to http://www.cswnet.com/~erin/child.htm#ballads

click on Pirate Don Durk of Dowdee, read the poem and on a separate sheet of paper, make a list of ways in which ballads are different from narrative poems.

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