Teacher Guide

Master Harold... And the Boys 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 become well acquainted with the historical context for “Master Harold”…and the boys, including the history of apartheid in apartheid-era South Africa, and will understand how this historical framing comes to bear on the development of characters and the narrative.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to see the deeper connections between apartheid-era South Africa and other world regimes like it both past and present.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to capture the ideas presented in and feelings evoked by the play and represent them accurately in artistic...

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