This is a 91 page lesson plan for The Boy In The Striped Pajamas written, tested, and approved by working classroom teachers. The main components of this plan are the following:
-An in-depth introductory lecture
-Chapter-by-chapter study questions
-A multiple-choice test
The plan is divided into a teacher and a student edition. The teacher edition provides complete answer keys.
Excerpt from introductory lecture:
"Boyne describes his tale as a fable. He intended it to be more than a story of a single time and place. Although it is very clear when and where the story is set, he never directly mentions the Nazis, the war, the actual name of the concentration camp, or Hitler. Instead, the novel is a kind of allegory that could relate to any political dividing line, or “fence,” anywhere in the world. The book was published in 2006. Many fences have gone up and many atrocities have been committed in the decades since World War II. Boyne’s message is clear: The dangers of tyranny are ever-present and genocide could—and does—still happen in the world we live in today. We must be vigilant. We must always question what is right and speak out against that which is wrong."