Day 3

Flowers for Algernon Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Charlie and the Tree of Knowledge

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Understand the story of the Tree of Knowledge, analyze what it means in the context of the novel

    Common Core Standards:



    Charlie's disability - and his sudden transformation into a genius - is met with a lot of distrust and suspicion. Take note of the specific incidents when this attitude is tied to religion.

    As a class, identify the instances when religion is discussed in the text. For example:

    - Charlie's nurse after his operation, who insists that what Nemur & Strauss did to him is against God's will.

    - Charlie's...

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