Day 1

Gulliver's Travels Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Jonathan Swift

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion

    Objective:

    To provide the biographical and historical context necessary to understand ITALIC[Gulliver’s Travels] as a work of political and social satire.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.3 ; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6

    Structure:

    “Satire is a sort of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybody’s face but their own, which is the chief reason so few are offended by it.” – Jonathan Swift

    Spend 10-15 minutes introducing the students to Jonathan Swift as a historical figure and writer, focusing in particular on his writings as a satirist. This website might be a good starting point for information...

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