Frankenstein Curriculum Unit
Performance Outcomes and Deliverables
Students analyze plot, theme, point of view, and characterization. They also research literary traditions, examine suspense as a plot element, write essays, keep journals, and explore related poetry. Lessons include discussion questions.
This revised unit includes a final test with answer key and greatly expanded culminating activities, as well as additional study guides and examination of multiple themes. Students complete detailed character and plot analysis. A new introductory lesson eases students into the novel. The unit includes 10 Lesson Plans / 25 Handouts / 72 Pages, aligned to Common Core standards, grades 9-12, high school.
- Critical thinking
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Civic literacy
- Initiative and self-direction
A horror story written in Switzerland in 1816, Frankenstein has passed into popular culture as a ready, even comic symbol. On a serious level, the story content emphasizes themes of guilt and loss, the importance of the intuitive and emotional life of a human, and the influence of wild nature on human beings. The novel mirrors the human hunger to know, to excel, to break barriers, and to attain forbidden knowledge.
Check out the Additional Info Section for the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.