Day 4

The English Patient Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Last Days of Colonialism

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    Students are able to place the events of the text into historical context and evaluate how historical events inform the behaviors and attitudes of the characters.

    Common Core Standards:



    European colonialism impacts the course of events in two characters’ personal histories, in the form of European powers fighting in North Africa and in British imperial rule over India. The English Patient is described as an example of post-colonial literature because of the major role of colonialism in the work.


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