Teacher Guide

The Things They Carried Lesson Plan

Notes to the Teacher

Every classroom is different, but the themes of war and uncertainty in The Things They Carried may be of great interest to many students. These lessons and activities provide many different approaches to these themes; select those that best suit the strengths and interests of your own class.

The Things They Carried is a novel. However, depending on your intentions, you may use one section in this guide, jump around from one story to another, or read stories separately on their own. The teaching materials herein are designed to be used in the order the stories appear in the book.

The short answer questions in this guide are meant to test reading recall and mainly cover concrete facts in...

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