Day 5

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Movie Viewing

    Kind of Activity:



    Students will be able to compare One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest with its most famous adaptation

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.2


    Arrange a class viewing of Milos Forman's 1976 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, based on Kesey's novel and starring Jack Nicholson as McMurphy.

    After viewing the film, students should be paired to discuss the following questions:

    * What were the most significant differences between the movie and the novel?

    * Were there portions of the novel that...

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