Teacher Guide

House of Mirth 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 Lily Bart's character, motivations, and limitations.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to write creatively in response to themes and topics in the novel.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to understand the Gilded Age as a backdrop for the actions of the plot and the characters.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to research primary sources from the time of the novel's setting and access images of historic collections.

  5. 5

    Students will be able to produce writing based on inferences from the text and from characters' spoken and unspoken...

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