If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to understand the elements of Alan Bennett's life and experiences that have shaped his worldview and his writings.
Students will be able to analyze the historical and cultural framing for the play.
Students will be able to analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the notable ideas and important themes in The History Boys.
Students will be able to evaluate the historical and cultural impact of The History Boys on the genre and similar literary works.
Students will be able to speak and write with insight...