Teacher Guide

Don Quixote Book I Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to understand the novel's historical context and its influence on the text.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to consider whether there is more than one way to see an event, based on perspective (glass half-empty/half-full, for example) and how perspective shapes how we react to events.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to analyze Cervantes's writing style as well as symbols and themes used throughout the novel.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to apply their analysis of Cervantes's writing to improve their own descriptive writing.

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