OUTLINE (G.B. Mc McClellan)

[600] WORDS

[1] Introduction :

[PAR 1]

Step 1: First sentence – the title of the book, the author’s name and the central idea.

Step 2: Next interest the readers with a striking statement or quotation from the book or one of the characters.

[Use the quote – “I can do it all”]

Step 3: Include the time and setting if applicable/possible.

Step 4: Include a thesis sentence, which indicates how you intend to organize your thoughts.

[N.B. – This thesis sentence is important to the entire essay – choose this from one of the printouts. ]

[Par 2] [The Body]

In these 2 paragraphs relate the chief incidents in G.B McClellan’s life and discuss their importance.

Use information from the printouts, especially 5,7 and the Disposable Patriot.

[Speak about his birth, education, his career, etc] The Disposable Patriot guide can also be used.

[Par 3] [The Conclusion]

· For this biography include a statement about the significance of the McClellan\'s life.

· Check printouts & [the Christians guide handout – the disposable patriot]

At this point – you need to emphasize the significance of his life from a Christian standpoint.



[1] Discuss your personal thoughts about the book, whether favorable or Unfavorable.

[2] Discuss how the book influenced your thinking or how it affected your goals in life. Use examples from the book to support your statements

[you could cite an example]

[3] What was the author’s perspective, frame of reference or presupposition ?

(How did he portray McClellan?)

Did you agree or disagree? Why or Why not?

N.B. – You need to present a Christian outlook or view. Consult that – (disposable patriot )

Important Statements –

1) A controversial commander of the Northern army in the Civil War, Gen. George McClellan saw himself as God’s chosen instrument for saving the Union. (see handout A)

2) George McClellan is perhaps one of the most fascinating men of the Civil War. He commanded the army of Potomac for only 18 months but his shadow having over it for the entire war. (see handout B)

3) See handout – D for material for Conclusion or Evaluation.