Day 5

Notes from Underground Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Critique of Today

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to write their own critique of an era.

    Common Core Standards:



    Start this activity with a Think-Pair-Share. Write the following question on the board: How does Dostoevsky critique 19th-century Russian society in Notes from Underground? Then, instruct students to spend a couple minutes writing their thoughts on this question. After that, have students share their thoughts with a partner. Finally, have a classwide discussion in response to the question. Make a list on the board of Dostoevsky’s critiques and the ways in...

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