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Teaching A Horseman in the Sky

A Horseman in the Sky

A Horseman In The Sky is a short story set during the American Civil War. The central character is a young Virginian, named Carter Druse, who decides to fight for the Union, betraying his state. He finds himself unavoidably having to kill a Confederate horseman spy, who is his father. The story cycles around the considerations and feelings of this young man. This is a story which talks about Carter's conflict with himself and reality.

Ambrose Bierce
Public Domain

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How does the author depict the influence of war on the individuals who fight?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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