Teacher Guide

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the questions of individual autonomy and societal control that drive One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest are likely to be of great interest to adolescents. Students may also be interested in Kesey's biography and his commitment to the counterculture movement and to individual liberty. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to these themes; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of analysis.

The questions provided for the final paper are...

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