Day 1

Around the World in 80 Days Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    In what year was Around the World in 80 Days Published? Why is this date so important?

    Make sure that your students understand the importance of the time in which Around the World in 80 Days was written (1872). Circumnavigating the globe in 80 days is very easy in the 21st century, but in Jules Verne's time it was a marvel that was newly made possible by recent advances in technology.

  2. 2

    What kind of employer is Phileas Fogg? Would you want to work for him? Why or why not?

    Students most likely will not see Fogg as a desireable employer. His termination of James Forster is the kind of thing that would scare most people away. That said, Passepartout is very...

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