Daily Lessons for Teaching Doubt

John Patrick Shanley
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 124 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Lesson 1 (from Scene 1)


Scene 1

The title of this play, "Doubt: A Parable," indicates that the playwright intends for the play to teach a lesson in the form of a parable, such as the ones Christ often used in the teachings described in the Bible. The objective of this lesson is to define and discuss parables.


1. Definition: Ask the class to define the word "parable." Write ideas on the board as they are mentioned. Next, have a student look up the dictionary definition of "parable" and share it with the class.

2. In-Class Discussion: What characteristics do a parable have? Use the parable offered in Father Flynn's sermon on doubt to identify the aspects of a parable. What is the lesson being offered in the sermon? Does the parable specifically identify the lesson, or is it left to the listener to discern the meaning?

3. In-Class Essay: What message do you...

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