Teacher Guide

The Count of Monte Cristo Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

With at least 10 film adaptations and 5 TV series based on the The Count of Monte Cristo, you can choose from an abundance of video material to incorporate into your teaching. Students can compare key scenes on the screen to their text versions, analyzing the director's and actors' choices and critiquing the adaptations. You may also choose to show multiple adaptations of the book and have students make comparisons between them. 

Independent online research can help students understand the historical and social context of the book, which may be unfamiliar to them. Have them research subjects such as customs in 19th century Parisian high society, the poisons that make an...

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