Day 1

The Awakening Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Kate Chopin's Life and Times

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project


    Students will be able to conduct research on life during the turn of the 20th century in the area around New Orleans and examine how societal changes may have impacted Chopin's life and writings.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5


    In order to understand Kate Chopin's The Awakening, as well as her other writings, it is important for students to understand the context in which Chopin wrote, and the ways in which Chopin's world impacted her beliefs and writing style. This recurring group activity will include multiple parts:

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