Teacher Guide

Billy Budd Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

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    1. To read the text carefully with an eye to descriptive language.

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    2. To think critically about philosophical, moral, and aesthetic questions

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    3. To produce sophisticated written and artistic responses to the text and research materials.

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    4. To connect the setting and events of the novel to broader historical themes.

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    5. To consider the role of edits and revisions in the creation of a literary work.

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