Day 4

Mother Courage and Her Children Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Chaplain Breaks the News - A New Scene

    Kind of Activity:

    Collaborative Writing


    Students will be able draw from textual evidence to infer and imagine new situations that could take place in the text.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.6; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.5


    In scene eight, the Chaplain never informs Mother Courage that her son Eilif was led away in chains and executed for killing a peasant's wife while stealing his cattle. The Chaplain leaves with Eilif and never returns. Clearly, there are reasons why Brecht wanted to preserve the...

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