Reading for specific information
• Select a S to read out the poem to the class.
• Explain to Ss that Eduard Everett Hale was an
American clergyman who lived from 1822-1909.
• Elicit answers to the questions in the rubric
from the class and discuss.
Suggested Answer Key
‘Responsibility’ for the author is being an
active member of society who contributes and
helps by doing whatever he can.
T: Do you agree with Hale’s point of view?
S1: Yes, I think that if we all do as much as we
can, then a lot can be achieved.
T: What do you think?
S2: I agree. I know that we can only do so
much, but we should think about doing
whatever we can - it is our duty, etc