The Devil and Tom Walker Lesson Plans
by Washington Irving

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This guide highlights some of the most salient aspects of Washington Irving’s "The Devil and Tom Walker" before you begin teaching. As you guide your students through the text, they will explore themes surrounding moral corruption, societal issues, and Faustian legend.

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