Teacher Guide

The Scarlet Pimpernel Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Since The Scarlet Pimpernel's political stance may go against much of what the students have learned, it can be a particularly interesting study. Make sure to emphasize context and perspective as you teach this text.

The thought questions in this lesson plan provide material and ideas that students can use to write short original essays. For the sake of improving the power of expression, teachers should encourage students to write on topics that have been discussed in class, this time in the more formal writing style expected in a literary essay. At the same time, students should not be discouraged from choosing their own topics.

The questions provided for the final paper are most...

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