Teacher Guide

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 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

    To understand the journeys of the characters in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and engage with the sociocultural subtext of the novel.

  2. 2

    To analyze complex, multi-layered narratives and construct written and verbal arguments about those narratives.

  3. 3

    To use multiple means and media—visual, written, oral—to interpret Kesey's work.

  4. 4

    To understand the complex relationships between a writer's experience and the books he writes.

  5. 5

    To understand the challenges and the significance of adapting a text into another medium.

  6. 6

    To understand...

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