Teacher Guide

MAUS Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

The graphic form of this novel is deceptively simplistic-looking, but students may struggle to comprehend its content on an emotional level. This is a useful book not just as an introduction to a new literary form, the graphic novel, but as an introduction to modern world history. Students should be encouraged to ask as many questions as they need in a supportive environment.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays and to develop their powers of thought. For the sake of improving the power of expression, teachers should encourage students to write on topics that have been discussed in class, this time in...

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