Day 5

The House of the Seven Gables Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Reverse Superstition

    Kind of Activity:

    Collaborative Writing


    Students will examine the theme of superstition and the supernatural by following Hawthorne's ideas about perception

    Common Core Standards:



    Hawthorne writes about the supernatural elements in the novel in such a way that allows readers to draw their own conclusions about whether any of it might be real, though he errs on the side of always offering a plausible, rational explanation for the apparently supernatural events. The idea of this exercise is to reverse-engineer superstition, and to think of reasons why something totally...

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