If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will demonstrate a complex understanding of Victorian, industrial England and be able to articulate ways that historical people, places, and events connect to the novel.
Students will be able to trace the development of major characters, noting at key points how characters' personalities and attitudes change.
Students will be able to understand the ways that gender, class, and social conventions heavily influence the plot and characters in the novel.
Studends will be able to analyze, in individual writing and group discussion, major...