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Informational Text - Hershey

posted Jan 14, 2013, 4:34 AM by Christine Brower-Cohen   [ updated Jan 14, 2013, 9:24 AM ]
January 14, 2013
Yesterday's New York Times Magazine presents a very different image of Milton S. Hershey, the chocolate king. 
For years, I've read biographical passages about him with my students and always thought of him as a role model of perseverance.  Years ahead of his time, he was a pioneer of Smart Growth before that was even a buzz word.  So, this negative piece about him gives one a lot to think about.  You might want to pair this passage with the typical biograpical passages about him and have students draw their own conclusions.  At the very least, I think planning this lesson calls for the consumption of many, many Hershey's Kisses!  (Just for research purposes, of course!)
Happy reading,
Christine Brower-Cohen