Day 1

Anna Karenina Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Confused About Names?

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    This activity will clarify Russian naming customs in the minds of the students.

    Common Core Standards:



    Anna's surname is Karenina, but this is not her husband's name (at least, not quite). Before she was married, her surname was Oblanskaya, but this is not her brother's name (at least, not quite). Students are likely to be confused by this. They may also be confused that "Dolly" and "Darya Alexandrovna" are references to the same person.

    This activity will introduce the students to Russian naming conventions, so that they will understand references to...

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