May 4

National Guard troops fire on Kent State student protesters

May 4, 1970

Ernest Hemingway wins Pulitzer Prize for “The Old Man and the Sea”

May 4, 1953

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  • "Three Shots": Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    "Three Shots": Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams

    In this lesson, students study issues related to independence and notions of manliness in Ernest Hemingway’s “Three Shots” as they conduct in-depth literary character analysis, consider the significance of environment to growing up and investigate Hemingway’s Nobel Prize-winning, unique prose style. In addition, they will have the opportunity to write and revise a short story based on their own childhood experiences and together create a short story collection.