Day 1

Watership Down Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Would you believe Fiver's warnings if you lived in the Sandleford warren?

    As a class, weigh the practical reasons for staying in an established warren against the risk of striking out into uncharted wilderness. You may want to refer back to the text for this: the Threarah does a pretty good job of explaining why convincing a whole warren full of rabbits to relocate would be difficult and dangerous. Consider how unbelievable psychic premonitions sound to most humans – why would a rabbit be more likely to trust in a vision of the future? (For example: No knowledge of science and technology) Why might a rabbit be less likely to believe it? (For example: Limited capacity...

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