Day 3

The Brothers Karamazov Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Dostoevsky and Religion

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will research and report on Dostoevsky's religious views.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.1

    Structure:

    "The Grand Inquisitor" may be one of the more central expositions of Dostoevsky's religious views. Although he was certainly a religious man, the specifics of his opinions may be difficult to surmise. For this activity, students will research the author's religious views and write a report on how those views are expressed within "The Grand Inquisitor," and The Brothers Karamazov as a whole.

    The primary aim of this activity is to teach students how to scrutinize sources and...

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