Teacher Guide

Death and the Maiden 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 practice engaged and discerning reading skills, learning how to infer characters’ inner thoughts, emotions, and motivations from what is explicitly stated in the text.

  2. 2

    Students will explore the unique ways that a play can come to life on stage, such as through specific directorial and acting choices.

  3. 3

    Students will think and write about difficult issues in the play like rape, torture, and dictatorship, as well as how we deal with these issues today.

  4. 4

    Students will practice writing analytically by using concrete evidence from the...

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