Teacher Guide

All the King's Men 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

    Students will be able to analyze a complex story and understand Jack Burden's role as an unreliable narrator.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to explore the concept of a roman à clef by both analyzing the history behind All the King's Men and writing their own parallel narrative.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to develop their skills in both analytical and narrative writing.

  4. 4

    Students will conduct in-depth research on the author and on American history.

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