Day 2

Heart of Darkness Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Day at the Station

    Kind of Activity:

    collaborative writing


    To dramatize an episode in the novel


    You will have the students write and perform a short one-act play. Begin by breaking students into groups of 3-4 optimally, but this can be adjusted for class size. In larger classes, you may have to create some groups which are uneven in terms of size, in order to make sure that all plays are read by the end of the activity.

    Tell the students that they will be writing a play called "A Day at the Station." Their interpretation of the title is up to them. Allow groups 20 minutes to brainstorm and plan their...

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