Teacher Guide

Washington Square Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

  1. 1

    To connect the setting and events of the novel to broader historical and sociocultural themes, such as gender roles and the rise of urban immigration.

  2. 2

    To effectively utilize research and presentation tools to create an informational archive and visual timeline of events, figures, and sites related to the novel.

  3. 3

    To produce sophisticated written and artistic responses to the text and related multimedia research materials and original creative narratives inspired by the novel’s themes and prose styling.

  4. 4

    To work effectively individually and in...

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