Frankenstein Unit Plan

Instructor: Tammy Galloway

Tammy teaches business courses at the post-secondary and secondary level and has a master's of business administration in finance.

Through many generations, Frankenstein has piqued the interest of the young and old. This lesson provides teachers with a detailed unit outline for students reading Frankenstein.


Frankenstein is about an overzealous scientist named Victor who creates a mysterious, oversized monster. The monster wreaks havoc on Victor's family but later mourns his creator. The following activities will cement important aspects of the book while enhancing students' comprehension about this mid-19th century classic written by Mary Shelley.


Upon completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Construct thorough responses to questions about the book
  • Identify geographical scenes within the novel
  • Analyze main characters and their roles

Summary of Activities

This unit includes the following activities:

1. Essay questions

2. Geography

3. Character map

As a teacher, it is your prerogative to determine if you will assign reading during class time or as homework. These activities focus on overall comprehension of the book, while allowing students to formulate their opinions and interests.

Essay Questions

Essay questions are an effective method for activating higher learning by requiring students to perform high-level thinking. These essay questions encourage them to formulate opinions and analyze literary content.

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