Day 4

Oroonoko Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Alternative Ending

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to consider an alternative outcome based on the original plot.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.3.c, CSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5


    Discuss Caesar's increasing skepticism of the whites, leading up to his impassioned speech. Ask students to inquire into Caesar's motivations for calling the slaves together. Finally, discuss the details of Caesar's plan to set up a colony after escaping.

    Consider the following kind of inquiry to set up the activity: What is the likelihood his plan would succeed? Has he thought it through and taken the time to plan? Does it seem rash...

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