Siddhartha Lesson Plan

Instructor: Sharon Linde

Sharon has a Masters of Science in Mathematics

Help your students understand 'Siddhartha' by Hermann Hesse with this lesson plan. Students will read a text lesson outlining and explaining major themes, discuss content, and apply concepts to an activity.

Learning Objectives

After this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify, discuss, and explain themes present in Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • demonstrate understanding of Siddhartha


1 - 1.5 hours


  • Copies of the lesson Siddhartha: Themes & Analysis, one for each student
  • Copy of the novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Copies of the quiz, one for each student
  • Paper and pencils

Key Vocabulary

  • Theme
  • Unity with nature
  • Avoidance of routine
  • Truth

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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