Everything you need to understand or teach The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann.
Hans Castorp, an "ordinary" young German orphan from Hamburg about to begin a dull shipbuilding apprenticeship, visits his tubercular cousin Joachim Ziemssen at the International Sanatorium Berghof in the Swiss Alps in the years before World War I. Hans comes for a stay of three weeks - but ends up staying seven years, after he himself is diagnosed with TB (or is it really love?). With an international clientele, the Berghof is a microcosm of a frivolous, distracted Europe on the eve of cataclysm. The sanatorium's "enchanted" patients amuse themselves with love affairs, fads, and distractions as they await a cure (or death) in a world where time means something very different from time in the "flatlands." Hans Castorp falls hopelessly in love with a fellow patient, and is inspired to plunge into new worlds of study, tugged in different directions by love, idleness, learning, and passion.
The Magic Mountain Lesson Plans contain 124 pages of teaching material, including: