Day 4

The Red Badge of Courage Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Naturalism in Literature

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Students will be able to identify and model a literary genre.

    Common Core Standards:



    Students will identify and discuss themes or motifs of nature in the novel and then observe and write about the indifference of nature themselves.

    Discuss Naturalism in literature using the following link. Also, discuss the following Crane quotes in relation to the story:

    "When it occurs to a man that nature does not regard him as important, and that she feels she would not maim the universe by disposing of him, he at first wishes to throw bricks at the temple, and he hates deeply the...

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