Ch 8: Teaching Heart of Darkness

About This Chapter

Bringing literature to life can prove difficult, but this chapter will provide you with new strategies for teaching ''Heart of Darkness'' in the classroom. This chapter discusses how to develop interactive lesson plans, study questions, and more.

Teaching Heart of Darkness - Chapter Summary

Our instructors have designed this chapter to provide you with the teaching resources you need as you get ready to teach your students about Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Some of the topics addressed in this chapter include:

  • Creating in-class activities that connect the students with the book
  • How to design study questions to encourage analysis of the text
  • Building lesson plans that address the literary context of the novel

How It Helps

  • Inspires new ideas: You'll get to review different approaches to this classic text, encouraging you to rethink how to teach this book.
  • Provides a strong jumping-off point: If you have never taught Conrad's work, these teacher resources give you a place to start and a plan you can work with.
  • Increases student understanding: Instead of watching your students struggle with the novel, use these tools to help them better understand the themes, characters, and other elements.

Skills Covered

At the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Integrate poignant discussion questions into your lectures about the text
  • Implement games and activities that help students understand more about the novel
  • Construct useful study questions to prepare students for exams
  • Make Heart of Darkness lesson plans that motivate your students

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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