Day 4

A Passage to India Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Extra! Extra! Reporting on the Trial

    Kind of Activity:

    Collaborative Writing


    To explore different perspectives on an event in the text

    Common Core Standards:



    Aziz's trial represents the climax of the novel; it abounds with courtroom drama and its aftermath is dramatic. It's also viewed very differently by the two communities in Chandrapore. For this exercise, students will analyze the events of the trial and its aftermath from the perspective of both Indians and British.

    Divide the class into two groups who will represent two news networks:

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