Day 1

The Cherry Orchard Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Brainstorming This Problem

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will analyze the primary problem encountered during the first act of The Cherry Orchard and think of possible solutions to it.

    Common Core Standards:



    The primary problem presented in Act I is as follows: Madame Ranevskaya is unable to pay the debts on her family's ancestral estate. If she does not find a way to pay her debts soon, the estate will be foreclosed upon and sold at auction--leaving Madame Ranevskaya and her family with nothing. What are some ways in which this problem can be solved?

    As a group, create a list...

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