Day 3

Lord Jim Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    A Traveler's Guide to Patusan

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media

    Objective:

    Students will fully realize a fictional location.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3

    Structure:

    Although Patusan is a fictional island that only appears in Lord Jim, its details are fairly well fleshed out. For this activity, students will attempt to create a travel guide about Patusan. This is intended to be a somewhat large project; final products should, at minimum, contain:

    1. A map of Patusan and the immediate surrounding area
    2. A summary of the island's history
    3. A physical description of the island
    4. Relevant information about real-life locations that Conrad likely used as...

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