Day 5

Of Mice and Men Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Classroom Debate

    Kind of Activity:

    classrroom-wide

    Objective:

    to thoughtfully and thoroughly evaluate ethical issues regarding manslaughter v. murder

    Structure:

    Divide the class into two groups.

    + One group will argue that George's killing of Lennie is justified.

    + The other group will argue that George's killing of Lennie is unjustified.

    Students should compare George's killing of Lennie with Lennie's accidental killing of Curley's wife, as well.

    For fifteen minutes, allow the students to discuss their argument amongst themselves. They should create a poster that outlines the main points of the argument, citing relevant examples from the text and from...

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