Fleeing from bullies at their nasty school, Eustace Scrubb and Jill Pole suddenly find an escape into Narnia but then become separated. Jill meets the great lion Aslan who tells her they have a task to accomplish and gives her four signs to memorize to help accomplish their task. When Jill is reunited with Eustace, they learn that King Caspian's son Prince Rilian has vanished, and they are to find him and return him to Narnia.
With the help of a comically gloomy Marsh-wiggle named Puddleglum, they set out to find the prince, but soon find themselves forgetting to repeat the four signs! Throw in some giants, treacherous weather, and an evil Queen and their struggles compound. When they are captured and led away to Underworld, it looks as if they may have failed completely at Aslan's task.
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: In context, foreshadow, synonym, aside, irony, comic relief, motif, adjectives, onomatopoeia, idiom, mood, juxtaposition, hyperbole, imagery, poetic justice, structure, conflict, protagonist, antagonist, denouement, theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Living water, prophecy, pessimism, joy, peace, trust and obey God, encouragement, empathy, truth, consequences, repentance.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Narnia series, memorization, writing, field trip, science, discussion, flowers, art, letters, computer project, design and construction.
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 Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!