Everything you need to understand or teach Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.
This classic detective novel tells the story of a murder committed in the middle of the night on a train traveling from the Far East to Europe. While the train is stuck in a snowdrift, the identities, motives and alibis of the passengers/suspects are investigated by the renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, traveling to England on business. As Poirot delves into the mystery of what happened that fateful night, the novel explores themes relating to the nature of justice, the power of family ties, and the inevitable triumph of logic.
The novel begins with the world famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot waiting to board a train for home. As he waits, he's observed by a young English woman (Mary Debenham) traveling to England, who looks at his eccentric appearance and considers him harmless. After he boards the train, he in turn observes a polite relationship developing between...
Murder on the Orient Express Lesson Plans contain 95 pages of teaching material, including: