Objective: Dostoevsky is probably the most famous Russian novelist of them all, particularly with Western readers. The aim of this lesson is examine Dostoevsky's life and other works.
1) Divide the class into groups of 3 or 4 and give them a few minutes to think of what they know know about Fyodor Dostoevsky. Discuss their thoughts and then give each group about Dostoevsky topic to research. One group can research Dostoevsky's life, another group can research one of his books and another group can research his political ideas and any recurring themes. Once the groups have gathered all their data they should condense the information into a fact sheet.
2) Divide the class into groups and give each student the title of a Dostoevsky novel to research. The students need to find out about the story, characters and themes. They should collect enough information to give a three minute presentation...
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