Gulliver's Travels Teacher's Notes

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Who are "the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth”? Readers of Gulliver’s Travels will learn the answer, as the journey with Lemuel Gulliver to Lilliput, Brobdingnag, and to the country of the Houyhnhnms. Prepare class members for Gulliver’s adventures with a teacher’s guide that includes background on Jonathan Swift, chapter by-chapter summaries, suggestions for pre-reading activities, discussion questions, and a link to vocabulary activities.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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  • Role play exercises, writing activities, and group work are suggested for each section of the novel


  • No background information is provided on the satirical elements of the novel
  • The exercises and activities are better suited to younger students