Day 2

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Crime of the Ancient Mariner

    Kind of Activity:



    Why did the Mariner kill the Albatross?

    Common Core Standards:



    Discuss the biggest question of the text. Why did the Mariner kill the albatross? Readers, writers and scholars have had many different explanations and analyses. In this Classroom Activity, students will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with different schools of thought concerning the death of the albatross, and to formulate their own theory.

    First, as a class, discuss students' initial take on the death of the albatross. Ask them why they think the Mariner...

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