Teacher Guide

Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories 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

    Develop a thorough understanding of the elements of Hawthorne’s life that shaped his worldview and his writings;

  2. 2

    Read Young Goodman Brown and Other Hawthorne Short Stories with an eye to the linguistic and thematic details that Hawthorne is known for, and recognize the broader themes present through Hawthorne's literary oeuvre;

  3. 3

    Analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important and common themes in Hawthorne's writings;

  4. 4

    Speak and write insightfully about the important themes in Hawthorne’s short stories,...

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