If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
To connect the setting and events of the novel to broader historical and sociocultural themes, such as gender roles and the rise of urban immigration.
To effectively utilize research and presentation tools to create an informational archive and visual timeline of events, figures, and sites related to the novel.
To produce sophisticated written and artistic responses to the text and related multimedia research materials and original creative narratives inspired by the novel’s themes and prose styling.
To work effectively individually and in...