Teacher Guide

Mother Courage and Her Children 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 read a dramatic text and use it to develop a sense of how that text might be performed, including the construction of sets.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to read a dramatic text for sarcasm, subtext, and attempts to undermine familiar tropes or dramatic elements.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to read and comprehend a dramatic text and utilize textual details to allow them to extrapolate from that text in a consistent way.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to connect a text to external contexts, including the broader context of the time period...

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