Teacher Guide

Uncle Tom's Cabin 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

    Students will be able to understand the journeys of the characters in the novel, particularly Uncle Tom and Eliza.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to understand, engage with, and discuss the novel's historical significance, both in its own time and in today's literary and cultural landscape.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to use multiple means and media—visual, written, oral—to interpret Stowe's work.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to discuss and write about the ways in which a reader's perception of a novel changes according to the mores of the time in which they read...

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