Day 1

Heart of Darkness Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Going to the Congo

    Kind of Activity:

    Discussion and journal writing


    To understand the perspective of Marlow's narration


    Pick a scenario from the section, and ask students what they would have done if they were Marlow. Brainstorm as a class.

    After students are comfortable brainstorming, start to introduce other characters. You may say, "What about the station master?" After students have discussed a few other characters, ask them to pick one character each. This exercise will work best if students choose major rather than minor characters. Ask students to imagine that they are Marlow, or some other character of their choice, and they have to...

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