Day 2

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Ye Olde Madde Menne

    Kind of Activity:

    Artistic Response


    Students will create artistic works within the context of the book's time period.

    Common Core Standards:



    In today's reading, we meet a knight who has been made to wear a sandwich-board advertising soap. This serves two purposes: first, it encourages the population to bathe more regularly and thoroughly; second, it makes knights look a bit ridiculous, which is the first step in Hank's plans to bring down the gentry.

    Divide students into small groups of no larger than four. Each group will create their own advertisement for Arthurian England with the benefit of...

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