Day 3

Desire Under the Elms Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Artistic Representations

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will be able to use both arts and technology resources to critically analyze discussion topics.

    Common Core Standards:



    Have students identify and critically explore visual arts representations of themes that arise in the play.

    1. First, collect a compelling list of ideas, symbols, themes and concepts that are important in the play.
    2. Ask students to identify the most compelling pictures in the play that capture these ideas. That is, ask them to consider what moments in the play, if stopped in motion, would give way to powerful images. Consider characters'...

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