This guide has been prepared to assist teachers at the senior elementary and early secondary levels who would like to use Bill Freeman's First Spring on the Grand Banks young adult novel in English and in Canadian history classes.
Stanley Sparkes has written a comprehensive guide includes a commentary on Newfoundland literature; an historical background on the social, political and economic setting of the story; a selection of varied teaching methods by which the novel may be approached; and a list of resources relevant to the themes of the book.
About the author
Stanley Sparkes, is a retired high school teacher and vice principal, was born in Saunders Cove (now part of Glovertown) in 1942. He is the author of a textbook, five teaching guides, four local history books, a teaching manual, and a book of short stories.