If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to develop a thorough understanding of the historical context of The Chosen and its relationship to Jewish culture.
Students will be able to analyze the development of the two main characters over the course of the novel.
Students will be able to analyze and interpret, individually and as a class, the prominent themes of the novel.
Students will be able to use their analysis to develop opinions about the novel’s events and themes.