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The Prince and the Pauper Teaching Unit
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- Explain why this novel is sometimes seen as a “rite of passage” story.
- Consider the life situations and personalities of Tom and the king at the beginning of the novel, what ordeals they undergo, and how they survive at the end.
- Define the term “irony” and cite five examples from the novel that support your definition.
- By citing incidents from the novel, demonstrate that a major theme is “man’s inhumanity to man.”
- Trace the development of Tom’s attitude on being royalty. What is his initial attitude, and how does it change?
- Explain why the king wanted to swap places in the first place and why he could not simply switch back.
- Prove the following thesis by citing passages or incidents from the novel: Hasty assumptions based on physical appearance can change the outcomes in a person’s life.
- In what ways does Tom have to adapt to the hardships of the prince’s life? In what ways does the prince have to adapt to the hardships in Tom’s life? Who helps each boy adjust and how?
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.