Day 4

Heart of Darkness Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Kurtz and Marlow at the Fire

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play

    Objective:

    Students will be able to examine the motivations of characters and practice rhetorical strategies.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.4

    Structure:

    In this activity, students will have the chance to change seminal events in Conrad's novella using their imagination.

    Pair students, and have one student in each pair take the role of Marlow and the other the role of Kurtz. They will role play the confrontation at the fire. The student playing Marlow needs to try to convince Kurtz to...

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