If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to read the text closely to understand its structure, characters, vocabulary, and subtleties.
Students will be able to understand the significant cultural influence of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, both in its time and in subsequent centuries.
Students will be able to consider how the life of Robert Louis Stevenson and the historical era in which he lived influenced his writing.
Students will be able to observe and analyze the way Stevenson builds suspense and recreate those techniques in their own work.