Day 4

The Waste Land Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Religion and Meditation - Day One

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will be able to understand one of Eliot's purposes for writing the Four Quartets

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.11-12.2

    Structure:

    Several sources consider the Four Quartets to be "meditations," in which the speaker reflects and tries to understand the world and his place in it. The poems are religious, spiritual, philosophical. Do the students see religion in the poems? If so, where? Do they see spirituality? If so, where? What can they find in the poems that connects to their own religious or spiritual practice, even if...

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