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A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classic Edition of Mark Twain's The Prince and The Pauper

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Imagine how the world would be different if all diplomats' children were required to serve in the military. Or if all high school graduates were required to do two years of community service before post-secondary education. A 30-page teacher's guide to The Prince and the Pauper explores what Twain intended with his story about switching identities. The guide includes chapter summaries, historical background, and reading questions and activities before, during, and after.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class members select a person of privilege and one underprivileged, journal about what might happen if they switched identities, and what each might learn
Classroom Considerations
  • Page numbers are for the Signet Classic edition of the novel
Pros
  • The activities encourage readers to consider aspects of their lives and the lives of others that they take for granted
Cons
  • None