Lesson Plan


This collection is about The Bean Trees by Barbara Kinsolver. It includes a powerpoint presentation on the historical context of the book as well as a powerpoint introducing the book and providing information about the author.


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  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


Bean Trees barabar kinsolver



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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0


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Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2010-09-25.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

These excellent PPTs support understanding for this novel. One PPT provides background on the author, Barbara Kingsolver, offering details about where and how she grew up, her beliefs and her path as a writer. The second PPT offers historical background information about the book. Themes running prevalent in the novel, as highlighted by the PPTs are: human rights, struggles in Guatemala, child abuse and Native Americans, division between rich and poor, the importance of the natural world and social change.

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