Day 5

Looking for Alaska Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    John Green and the Patriarchal Paradigm

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    To examine the relative feminism (or lack thereof) of the text from Alaska's perspective.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2

    Structure:

    Looking for Alaska has some confused and inconsistent ideas about what feminism is, and what it means to Alaska. As a class, try to answer these questions:

    - Alaska considered herself a feminist, or at least is very vocal about the objectification of women and female solidarity. Do you think John Green would consider himself a feminist (at the time he wrote Looking for Alaska)?

    - Why do you think he...

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