Teacher Guide

Watership Down 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 identify and discuss the many possible themes of the text, and recognize differing interpretations of these themes.

  2. 2

    To identify the novel's symbols and consider differing interpretations thereof.

  3. 3

    To situate the novel within a historical context and connect it to contemporary events.

  4. 4

    To analyze the novel's characters and their roles in the narrative.

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