Daily Lessons for Teaching Barchester Towers

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Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter 2)


The focus of the opening of this book is the impact of the new Parliament.

The objective of this lesson is to analyze how power over Parliament also means power over the Church of England.


1) Class discussion: What position in the church needs to be filled? Who is a possible candidate for Bishop? How are possible Bishops considered? What happens to the government? What is Parliament? What is a Prime Minister? Who does the Prime Minister choose to be Bishop? Are there clear qualifications to be Bishop? What powers does the Bishop have? What powers does the Parliament have? How does the power of the government seem to be tied to the power of the church?

2) Pair work: In pairs, students will find examples from the text that help explain how the government and church are related to each other in their power. Pairs will...

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