"The Minister's Black Veil" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Lesson plans and teaching resources

An Allegorical Investigation of "The Minister's Black Veil"
The lesson opens with Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who with emphasis on evidence to support interpretation. Then students work with direct and indirect characterization using a clip from Mean Girls , before asking students to analyze the allegory of Hawthorne's story. Includes downloadable student handouts.

Explicating a symbol: the case of Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil"
Lecture notes and a diagram.

Reading Guide for Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil"
Vocabulary words and a dozen comprehension questions.

"The Minister's Black Veil"
Brief author bio, introduction to symbolism, vocabulary, pre-reading writing prompt, text of the story with analytical support, postreading analysis and writing prompt, more. 18 pages; Adobe Reader required.

"The Minister's Black Veil"
The text of the story with interactive vocabulary support and questions for discussion.



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