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 Barroness Orczy’s life and experiences that shaped her worldview and her writings.
Students will be able to analyze the historical and cultural framing for the novel.
Students will be able to read The Scarlet Pimpernel with an eye to the linguistic and thematic details that mark Orczy'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 Pimpernel.
Students will be able to evaluate the historical...