Day 5

The Jungle Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Characters and Politics

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will be able to analyze main ideas of the story from the characters' points of view.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.9


    The class will have a discussion prompted by some of the problems and conflicts characters have in the story, using role play to explore the dimensions of the world that Sinclair portrays.

    1. Divide the class into capitalists, workers, and socialists.
    2. Ask students in each of the groups to find a character in the story whose point of view they will adopt for the discussion. The same character may be represented by multiple...

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