Day 1

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Merlin By Any Other Name

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will compare accounts of a famous literary figure to how that figure is presented in the novel being studied.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.9, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7

    Structure:

    Begin by having students break into pairs or small groups. Each group will research how Merlin is depicted in a different work; this work may be a book, a movie, or even a television show. For instance, Merlin is a significant character in The Once and Future King, as well as the Disney film The Sword in the Stone. Encourage students to look for sources they might be...

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