Teacher Guide

Tess of the D'Urbervilles 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

    To cultivate an understanding of the historical context in which Tess of the D'Urbervilles was written.

  2. 2

    To read, analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important and common themes in the novel.

  3. 3

    To write, speak and express views about the novel thoughtfully and articulately.

  4. 4

    To be knowledgeably aware of the cultural impact of Tess of the D'Urbervilles on other literary works.

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