Day 1

Middlesex Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The March of Time

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project

    Objective:

    Students will understand how the events of Cal's ancestral line affect his present.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6

    Structure:

    There is a narrative toggling in Middlesex, where Cal switches off between his present in Berlin and the past stories of his grandparents, parents, and childhood. Have the students create a timeline using Tiki Toki, which while allow them to visually conceptualize the major events of the novel. As a group, the class should discuss what they believe are the important points of the story so far—Desdemona and Lefty's journey to...

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