Pride and Prejudice: Problematic Situation

This Pride and Prejudice: Problematic Situation lesson plan also includes:

What would you do if your sister ran off with a man whom you didn't trust? Explore a scenario based on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Once kids work though the problem, they read the appropriate chapters from the book and write a paragraph about Elizabeth Bennett's decision.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids write a narrative explaining what they would do in the situation
  • Consider modernizing the problematic situation; instead of 18th century England, have kids work through the same problem (a missing sister) in modern times with similar constraints
  • See if groups can come up with short skits that demonstrate what they would do
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructions are worded strangely; rewrite the awkward sentences to make them easier to understand
  • Steps in activity are very specific, and kids might enjoy coming up with their own ideas instead
Pros

  • Creative way for kids to relate to the text
Cons

  • None
Common Core