Teacher Guide

Kate Chopin's Short Stories 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

    To understand the short story form and Chopin's place in the genre.

  2. 2

    To analyze complex, multi-layered narratives and construct written and verbal arguments about those narratives.

  3. 3

    To use multiple means and media—visual, written, oral—to interpret Chopin's work.

  4. 4

    To understand the role of complex and controversial topics, such as race, racism, sexism, and socioeconomic class, in Chopin's stories.

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