This lesson is suggested for an Honors or AP level English class. It accompanies the novel The Stranger by Albert Camus.
Students should have already read the novel and have a clear understanding of Meursault’s character traits. Students should also be familiar with the Cultural Criticism literary theory, existentialism, fatalism, in addition to worldviews on popular entities such as the legal system, religion, and the media.
This lesson takes approximately two 50-minute class periods to complete if each group of students is assigned only one entity to study. One class period dedicated to formulating answers and the second class period dedicated to small or whole group discussions.
This lesson requires more time if all students will be required to study the worldview of all three entities. It may be beneficial to have students do some research on their assigned entity prior to the day of the lesson, if you feel students do not have enough background knowledge to articulate superior responses to the questions.
Questions are short-answer exam type questions that average a 3-5 sentence response. There are a total of 16 questions.
Answers will vary but a possible response ANSWER KEY is included.
This lesson plan accompanies The Stranger Socratic Seminar