Les Miserables Classroom Activities

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Modern readers apply classic themes to Victor Hugo's masterpiece, Les Miserables. After they discuss tricky vocabulary and plot elements from the novel, class members compare Hugo's written work to a stage or film adaptation of the musical.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a unit that focuses on European Romanticism
  • Create an interdisciplinary unit between language arts and social studies to focus on the historical elements of the novel
Classroom Considerations

Pros

  • Addresses a wide range of literature standards
  • Introduces learners to the intricacies of French political history, Romantic literature, and common literary themes
Cons

  • None