Everything you need to understand or teach Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
Determined to prove that he can live an active life, a bookworm sets out to make his fortune mining coal on Crete. Waiting for his ship to set sail, this narrator sits in a pub and ruminates over memories of a friend who has gone to sea defending Greece from foreign invasion and rescuing countrymen abroad. He and this friend made a pact requiring each to warn the other in case of danger, transmitting a distress signal through their unbreakable bond of friendship. In the pub, the narrator has the unexpected good luck to meet Zorba before setting sail and takes him on as a foreman to oversee the work. The narrator is immediately taken with his new companion and seeks to emulate his passionate, instinctual behavior.
After they arrive in Crete, Zorba and the narrator find refuge with the widow, Madame Hortense, whom Zorba romances to pass...
Zorba the Greek Lesson Plans contain 153 pages of teaching material, including: