Eagle of the Ninth, The - Study Guide

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Carnegie Medal winning author, ALA Notable Children's Books, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, over a million copies sold worldwide.

In the early second-century A.D., Marcus, the Roman Cohort Commander of the Second Legion, along with his best friend and former slave, Esca, begins a quest deep into the northern highlands of Britain and Scotland.

Determined to recover the lost eagle standard of his father's lost Ninth Legion and redeem his family's honor, Marcus also seeks to discover his father's fate and that of the men who mysteriously disappeared under his command. Desperate battles are followed by heart-stopping pursuit as they flee with the recovered eagle standard.  Travel with Marcus as he demonstrates the true meaning of freedom, friendship, and honor.

Through Rosemary Sutcliff's thrilling Roman novel, students will learn:

About the Author: Learn about Rosemary Sutcliff.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: In context, hyperbole, foreshadowing, allusion, metaphor, synonym, antonym, simile, cliffhanger, ambiguity, mood, cause and effect, imagery, quest, symbol, compare and contrast, juxtaposition, anthropomorphism, alliteration, consonance, assonance, motivation, characterization, plot structure, conflict, full-circle ending, theme, parallel character, motif, Chekhov's gun.

Moral Lessons and Character Values:  Worry, sacrifice, heroism, pride, self-worth, work, love our enemies, honor, hospitality, patience, perseverance, fear, future, failure, contentment. 

Activities and Writing Assignments: Ancient Rome, geography, class discussions, interview, history, games, aesthetic distance, eulogy, letter to the editor.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

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