Teacher Guide

Middlesex 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 understand the mythological themes and influences present in Middlesex and the grip of classical mythology on the lives and minds of Eugenides' characters.

  2. 2

    Students will understand the role of gender in the lives of the novel's characters, including Cal; they will be able to discuss issues gender, sex, and sexuality with sensitivity and appropriate terminology.

  3. 3

    Students will gain an understanding of the various historical events portrayed in the novel.

  4. 4

    Students will be able to analyze the author's writing style,...

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