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Old Man and The Sea, The - E-Guide

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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway unit study guide lesson plans for literature and reading from a Christian worldview with Biblical integration. Teacher resource curriculum, hands on ideas, projects, worksheets, comprehension questions, and activities.







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1953 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, cited by the Nobel Committee as contributing to their awarding of the Nobel Prize in Literature to Hemingway in 1954. #173 on the Big Read List (UK's top 200).

Through Ernest Hemingway's story of struggle, defeat, and personal triumph, students will learn:

Author Biography: Learn about Ernest Hemingway and the fascinating history behind the author and novel.

Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.

Literary Techniques: In-context, characterization, plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, conflict, foreshadowing, symbol, personification, parallel character, synonym, stream of consciousness, descriptive language, themes, dynamic vs. static characters, Christ-like figure, hero, protagonist, tragic hero, anti-hero,

Moral Lessons and Character Values: true faith, pride & humility, work of our hands all for God, work hard to succeed, vows and God, prayer, encouragement, God’s love and faithfulness, hope, resolve, motives, attitude, sin, outer hurt cannot touch us inside, blame, partnership, bad things can happen to good people.

Activities and Writing Assignments: Mapwork, research WWI Lost Generation, deep-sea fishing, courage discussion, author writing style, research Jo DiMaggio, essay about future dreams/plans, sea creatures and birds, write using stream of consciousness, creative art or painting, poems, difficult situation essay, narrative style, advice list, Christian imagery and allusions, discouragement vs. encouragement, optimism vs. pessimism, achievement and loss.

Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books and movies that tie in with, or are similar to, Old Man and the Sea.

All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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Learn More about the Book

Read the story summary of Old Man and the Sea and get the book HERE

Recommended Grade Level:
Cuba, mid-1900's
American Literature
Study Guide Author:
Calvin Roso
For the Book By:
Ernest Hemingway
Study Guide Page Count:
57 pages
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  • 5
    Old Man and the Sea Study Guide

    Posted by Mark C. on 2nd Mar 2018

    This E-guide was a tremendous help to both me and my students. The study guide questions particularly not only made sure my students were comprehensively grasping the content of the story but also causing them to reflect more deeply on the nature of human beings.

  • 5
    A thorough study guide of

    Posted by Beth F. on 7th Sep 2016

    A thorough study guide of this great book. I am a math and science geek so teaching literature to my student is a bit difficult for me. This study guide covers themes, characters, setting, while making sure the student comprehended what they read. Exactly what you would expect from a Progeny Press study guide.

  • 5
    I love the E-Guide.

    Posted by Linda P. on 16th Sep 2014

    I love the E-Guide. I was able to download it onto my computer and use it immediately. I have used Progeny Press studies in the past and loved them. While not as in depth as some other studies,all the basics are covered and then some.