If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To understand the journeys of the characters in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and engage with the sociocultural subtext of the novel.
To analyze complex, multi-layered narratives and construct written and verbal arguments about those narratives.
To use multiple means and media—visual, written, oral—to interpret Kesey's work.
To understand the complex relationships between a writer's experience and the books he writes.
To understand the challenges and the significance of adapting a text into another medium.