The final book of the Chronicles of Narnia. When Shift, a lazy, devious ape, finds a lion skin, he tricks Puzzle, a goodhearted but simple donkey, into wearing it. Soon, Narnia is full of stories of the return of Aslan, lion lord of Narnia, but an Aslan who seems harsh and almost cruel. When King Tirian goes to investigate, he finds cruel Calormenes enslaving his subjects in the name of Aslan. With his few remaining loyal subjects and two children from Narnia’s distant past, Tirian faces Narnia’s final battle and the end of his treasured land. As Narnia dissolves in shooting stars and darkness and ice swallows it, the faithful are guided through a door with Aslan into a world of beauty. Their hearts leap and a wild hope ignites in them as they run further up and further into the glories and wonder of Aslan’s country. As Aslan tells them, “The dream is ended: this is the morning.”
Through C.S. Lewis' enduring classic Christian fantasy, students will learn:
About the Author: Learn about C.S. Lewis.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Adjectives, onomatopoeia, homonyms, foreshadowing, in and out-of-context, characterization, compare and contrast, allusion, anthropomorphism, cliffhanger, mood, fallacy, idiom, extended simile, antonym, synonym, aside, parallelism, alliteration, consonance, assonance, descriptive language, repetition, metaphor, motif, antagonist, protagonist, conflict, theme, imagery, dramatic structure.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Wisdom and foolishness, friendship, bullying, leaders, power, freedom, disbelief and disillusionment, belief, false claims, trusting God, praying, stress, fear, courage, strength, racism and contempt, faith, truth.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Narnia series, research swords and hand-to-hand combat, campfires, scammers, travel journal, letter writing, artwork, maps and navigation, bookmarks, analysis paper, music, drama, painting, diorama, timeline, wordplay, poetry, writing assignments.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!