A Teacher's Guide to the Signet Classics Edition of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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A teacher's guide to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness proves that it is not impossible to delve into the heart of darkness. Containing a wealth of information about Conrad, the Scramble for Africa, and the history of the Belgian Congo, the 28-page guide includes before, during, and after reading activities and discussion and essay topics. A must-have for instructors who use the novel as a core text.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have scholars compare Heart of Darkness to Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now—the film is "R" rated: check your school's policy on the use of "R" rated films
Classroom Considerations
  • Page numbers refer to the Signet Classics edition of the novel
  • Heart of Darkness is one of the most frequently listed options on the AP Literature and Composition Open Response question
  • Most appropriate for advanced level or college level readers
Pros
  • One activity permits readers to take a virtual voyage up the Congo River
Cons
  • None