Teacher Guide

Invisible Man Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    Students will be able to undertand and engage with Ellison's unique combination of character development and social analysis.

  2. 2

    Students will be able to analyze and discuss the use of perspective in the novel.

  3. 3

    Students will be able to write cohesive, thoughtful responses to Ellison's work.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to understand the historical context and impact of Ellison's novel.

  5. 5

    Students will be able to analyze their own social locations and roles using the tools embedded in Invisible Man.

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