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 explore Baldwin's examination of faith and his treatment of The Bible as a source text.
Students will be able to engage with the themes of race, sin/redemption, fate, gender roles, and the regions of North and South in the novel.
Students will be able to write creative and analytical responses to the work.
Students will be able to examine the ways in which characters view one another and how they analyze themselves, along with the flaws and motivations that drive these views.
Students will be able to demonstrate...