Teacher Guide

The Road Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To gain an understanding of the underlying themes of The Road and how these fit into the tradition of apocalyptic fiction.

  2. 2

    To trace the development of the lead characters and examine the morality of their decisions.

  3. 3

    To understand how the author's unique literary style shapes the text.

  4. 4

    To analyze the symbols and motifs integral to The Road.

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