If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to understand the elements of Nathaniel Hawthorne's life and experiences that shaped his worldview and his writings.
Students will be able to analyze the historical and cultural framing for the novel.
Students will be able to read The Scarlet Leter with an eye to the linguistic and thematic details that mark Hawthorne's style.
Students will be able to analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the notable ideas and important themes in The Scarlet Letter.
Students will be able to evaluate the historical...