Students will read, discuss, and give written responses and illustrated interpretations to Zora Neale Hurston's novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Analysis of the novel will focus on the major themes: journey of self-discovery; cultural identity and pride; love in marriage; and exploitation and racism within an oppressed group. In drawing on the themes, students will also consider personal, social, and societal connections to the novel.


  • Language Arts > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10




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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-02-01.

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

Reviewer Comments:

Thank you for taking the time to submit this wonderful and thorough resource to the Curriki community! It is complete and highly polished. It is user friendly and includes audio files to augment the learning experience. The lessons are clear and appropriate and include best practices in education. The content is well presented; the assessments are excellent and would be even more complete with the addition of an answer key for the multiple choice questions. Again, thank you for sharing this usable complete resource with educators around the wordl!
Janet Pinto
October 14, 2015
Janet Pinto
October 14, 2015
Chantell Manahan
June 5, 2014
Thank you! This looks like a great resource you have put together!
agreiner agreiner
This is a very insightful curriculum for teaching this novel. The directions are clear and the depth of student analysis needed to complete the lessons is refreshing! Thank you so…

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