If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
In written assignments and in-class discussion and writing, students will draw on concrete textual evidence to describe and defend perspectives on the central meaning and themes of the text.
Students will analyze and evaluate multiple interpretations of the text through films based on the text.
Students will recognize and analyze key themes throughout the text and discuss these themes in written assignments and in-class exercises.
Students will learn study the text in its historical and biographical context, and draw inferences based...