Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Local Color in the Late 19th Century

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Kate Chopin's The Awakening introduces readers not only to the lush Louisiana setting of Grand isle but also to the nuances of Creole culture. the second lesson in a three-part series examines how Chopin's use of literary realism and local color contribute to he awakening of Edna Pontellier.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups to assist those who might have difficulty with the reading materials
  • Discuss local customs that might be foreign to new residents of your area
Classroom Considerations

  • E-texts of The Awakening are available online
  • Second in a three-part study of Kate Chopin's the Awakening
Pros

  • Contains a detailed lesson plan for teacher use 
  • Provides links to printable materials and articles for use in classroom 
Cons

  • None