Alan Paton
Lesson plans for Cry, the Beloved Country

Africa: Teacher Tools
Students keep a journal about the ways in which the land functions in the story and what the novel says about people's relationship with the land.

Cry, the Beloved Country
Students learn about the character of James Jarvis and how he reacts to the news of his son's death. They explore how Arthur Jarvis's writing exposes his character traits to readers and to his father, and they examine how Absalom's trial unfolds and the impact of the discovery of gold on life in Johannesburg.

Cry, the Beloved Country
These resources from Oprah's Book Club include chapter summaries and discussion questions.

Cry, the Beloved Country
A variety of activities based on the novel. Students choose from Levels A, B, or C.

Suggestions for Pairing Contemporary Music and Canonical Literature
A list of songs that were inspired by reading literature. Organized by the last name of the author (e.g. Chinua Achebe, William Butler Yeats), the list includes song title, performer, year of release, and more. The list includes 5 titles inspired by Cry, the Beloved Country .