Day 1

Life of Pi Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Pondicherry Zoo

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    Utilizing research and critical reading skills, assess Pi's argument in favor of zoos.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4


    Pi makes an impassioned defense of zoos, arguing that animals do not need or desire freedom. They prioritize a stable environment over all else, something which a zookeeper can provide admirably, to the mutual benefit of animals and people alike. Students should be prompted to prepare a PowerPoint presentation either refuting or supporting Pi's argument. On Day 1 in class, students can begin using the Internet for research...

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