Teacher Guide

The God of Small Things Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Because The God of Small Things is deeply entwined in the complex culture of India, research and exploration is necessary for students to understand the context of the story. Several exercises in this lesson plan require students to access the internet in order to carry out this research. You will need to secure the proper technology for each student in the class during these exercises.

Exploring the cultural landscape of the novel may also involve presentations of audiovisual media. There are many documentaries that can give students historical context for what they are reading, such as the 2008 PBS documentary The Story of India. You may also wish to screen examples of the...

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