Teacher Guide

Ishmael 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

    Formulate arguments and opinions about the themes addressed in the text and defend them with examples from textual analysis and research in writing, classroom discussions, and presentations.

  2. 2

    Challenge assumptions and understand and appreciate a diversity of viewpoints.

  3. 3

    Connect the novel to broader social and environmental themes.

  4. 4

    Demonstrate an ability to use the Socratic method and analyze its effectiveness as a teaching method.

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