Day 1

A Farewell to Arms Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Thing We Wanted To Do

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will identify a moment of foreshadowing early in the novel and discuss its implications.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1

    Structure:

    In Chapter III, Frederic expresses remorse at failing to visit the priest's hometown, Abruzzi. Point students to this passage:

    “I had drunk much wine and afterward coffee and Strega and I explained, wine-fully, how we did not do the things we wanted to do; we never did such things.”

    Ask the class to consider the implications of this sentence. Is it possible that Hemingway is foreshadowing the novel's...

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