Day 2

The Cherry Orchard Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Emancipation of the Serfs

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will research serfdom in 19th century Russia and its abolition, and will gain a deeper understanding of the ramifications depicted in The Cherry Orchard

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7

    Structure:

    In The Cherry Orchard, several characters express their opinions of the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. (For example, Firs views this event as a catastrophe, and Lopakhin sees it as the thing that has enabled his success.)

    The Cherry Orchard takes place four decades after the emancipation, but the effects of this...

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