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Looking for Alaska 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 analyze and interpret the characters' motivations, actions, and internal lives.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to trace themes of mortality and suffering throughout the text.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to place the characters and their actions within a larger social and literary context.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to think critically about the philosophical ideas explored in the novel.

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