Day 1

The Golden Compass Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Discussing Daemons

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    In this activity, students will discuss the significance of daemons within the novel.

    Common Core Standards:



    As a class, try to answer the question: “What are daemons?” You may want to write down some of the answers your students brainstorm on a SmartBoard or large piece of paper. This list should include all of the thus-far established “rules” about how daemons work: for example, they are always animals, they stop changing shape when their human reaches puberty, they cannot go far from their humans.

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