Ch 10: Teaching Moby-Dick

About This Chapter

If you're planning on teaching your students about the classic novel ''Moby-Dick'' and struggling to find creative and engaging ways in which to cover themes, characters and more, then this chapter is for you. Find lessons and lesson plans that provide ideas for projects, activities, class discussions and more.

Teaching Moby-Dick - Chapter Summary

It might not always be easy for your students to get excited about reading classic literature, and our Moby-Dick lessons and lesson plans give you simple and fun ideas you can incorporate into your existing syllabus to introduce your students to Herman Melville's novel. Short lessons outline group and individual projects, classroom games and activities, essay prompts and other suggestions to get your students motivated for and involved in this learning experience.

Use our unit and lesson plans to supplement your current classroom materials and present information about the book, such as plot and characters, in engaging video formats.

How It Helps

  • Student engagement: Encourages classroom participation and student interest by having students access nontraditional learning methods.
  • Individual or group projects: Invites creativity and interactivity by having students apply what they have learned about this novel to different types of projects.
  • Classroom discussion questions/topics: Emphasizes different ways of looking at the novel by presenting classroom discussion topics that may not be suggested in conventional lesson plans.

How It Works

This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning literature lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific Moby-Dick topics that you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your literature class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related Moby-Dick lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important aspects of Moby-Dick.
  • Engage your students with relevant Moby-Dick-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Teaching Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick Unit Plan

1. Moby-Dick Unit Plan

This lesson will help prepare you to teach a unit on Herman Melville's ''Moby-Dick''. This resource can be presented over the course of several lessons, each with a component to focus on.

Moby Dick Lesson Plan

2. Moby Dick Lesson Plan

Teaching students the key elements of Moby Dick is no simple task. This lesson plan streamlines instruction by featuring a group activity that is supported by two informative video lessons.

Moby-Dick Discussion Questions

3. Moby-Dick Discussion Questions

In this lesson, we'll discuss what to do when posing questions to students about Herman Melville's 'Moby-Dick'. Try to start out by asking fun questions so as to warm them up for the tougher, more analytical questions, and then reward students by ending with a few light-hearted questions.

Moby-Dick Essay Topics, Questions & Prompts

4. Moby-Dick Essay Topics, Questions & Prompts

This lesson will help teachers create challenging and engaging essay topics and writing prompts for the novel 'Moby Dick,' so that they can assess students' comprehension through writing.

Moby-Dick Activities

5. Moby-Dick Activities

This lesson provides you with several different kinds of activities you can use to help your students learn more about ''Moby-Dick,'' as well as understand which parts of the work were based on fact and which were completely fiction.

Moby-Dick Project Ideas

6. Moby-Dick Project Ideas

In this lesson we will explore the many ways teachers have found to integrate ''Moby Dick'' into their curricula. We will discover discussion topics, hands-on activities for kinesthetic learners, and strategies for technology integration.

Books Like Moby-Dick

7. Books Like Moby-Dick

Finished with ''Moby-Dick'' and looking for something similar? In this lesson, you'll get more reading ideas based on the theme, plot and allegories of Herman Melville's high-seas tale about Ahab and the whale.

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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