If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the notable ideas and important themes in Around the World in 80 Days.
Students will be able to examine the cultural and historical context of Around the World in 80 Days to gain a deeper understanding of it.
In both writing and classroom discussions, students will form and defend their own opinions about the text's meaning, citing specific textual evidence or inferences drawn from the text to defend these opinions. In areas where the text might be vague or...