Day 1

Don Quixote Book I Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Tilting at Windmills

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Contemporary application

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4 sd (Grades 11-12)


    Today's readings include the "tilting at windmills" passages so familiar to anyone from this novel. Students should be broken up into groups of 4, with Internet and printer access for each group. They should locate pictures of contemporary people who are "tilting at windmills" and explain why they fit this passage so well, then write a short report telling their fellow students what makes this person noteworthy. What windmill are they tilting at? What motivated them to start on that path? What is their...

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