If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to understand and discuss Taylor's character development and her portrayals of family, friendship, and community.
Students will be able to explore and discuss the historical context in which the novel takes place.
Students will be able to create original critical and creative responses to Let the Circle Be Unbroken.
Students will be able to consider Taylor's use of perspective and historical research, and analyze their impact on interpretations of the narrative.