To the Lighthouse Curriculum Unit
In this curriculum unit, students conduct stylistic analysis. They study characterization and symbolism. They develop close reading skills. Students have opportunities for dramatizing the novel and making visual interpretations. Students take oral exams as well as prepare for the Advanced Placement examinations. They are provided with guides for studying the film version of the novel. Supplementary materials include a variety of culminating activities, an objective test with answer key, and an essay test. Unit includes 12 Lesson Plans / 22 Handouts / 78 Pages, aligned to Common Core standards, grades 9-12, high school.
- Critical thinking
- Social and cross-cultural skills
- Productivity and accountability
To the Lighthouse reveals to the reader something about life, about its joys and anguish, about the perpetual questions about existence. The story is set on the Hebridean Island off the coast of Scotland. The novel explores loneliness and strength against turbulence and probes the meaning of life. Virginia Woolf’s portrayal of a Victorian family gives an autobiographical base for exploration of continuity of inner life. Because of the author’s search for self and the meaning of existence, the characters she created seem timeless.
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