This is a 68 page lesson plan for The Stranger 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:
"The simple, accessible prose Camus employed in writing The Stranger belies the depth of philosophical thought explored in its pages. Camus was often identified as an existential writer, a label he rejected. However, he was interested in the human as an “uninvited [guest] to an indifferent universe.” The absurd more closely mirrors Camus’s philosophy, as he believed that the human desire for order, meaning, and purpose in life is at odds with an unfeeling universe. All human lives eventually end in death, and human actions, beliefs, and desires, he points out, do not affect this fact."