Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Lesson plans and learning activities

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Biography and Background

Herman Melville
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Herman Melville
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Lesson Plans and Learning Activities

Billy Budd : A Brief Discussion
Critical commentary.

Billy Budd
Text of the novella in plain text format.

Billy Budd
Vocabulary presented in context with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more. Words are organized alphabetically by sections (ch. 1-8, 9-18, 19-23, 24-31). Follow links at the top of the page.

Billy Budd questions and answer key
More than 50 multiple choice questions organized by chapter. Answer key included.

Make A Book Into A Movie Project
Students turn Melville's Billy Budd into a movie. This lesson can easily be adapted for other works, too.