Day 3

A Thousand Splendid Suns Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Importance of Education

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    To teach students about the roles of teachers in the text

    Common Core Standards:



    Both Laila and Mariam, until they are married, are driven to pursue an education. Mariam wishes to be accepted as part of a community, and Laila has ambitions of intellectual self-improvement instilled by her father. Both women are guided by several teachers.

    Hakim (or Babi) is a retired schoolteacher. He loves knowledge and believes that it is crucial that Laila finish school before she gets married. He tells her, "... a society has no chance of success if its women are uneducated,...

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