Teacher Guide

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas 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

    Students will be able to examine and discuss elements of the novel in connection to real historical events.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important ideas and themes of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to speak and write with insight about the moral implications of the story and themes in the novel.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas with careful attention to character development, particularly with regard to the characters of Bruno, Gretel,...

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