Isabella DePaloProfessor Leah Van VaerenewyckPaper IIApril 30, 2019Nauseaby Jean-Paul Sartre Lesson PlanJean-Paul Sartre’s philosophy is involved with the nature of human life and the structure of consciousness. His story-telling is the perfect bridge between critical thinking and philosophical thinking for high schoolers to engage with. Nauseaby Jean-Paul Sartre tells a storyof Antoine Roquentin, a 30-year old historian, who experiences a discomfort that he describes as a physiological sensation. He describes his state of mind that has similar reactions as depression and anxiety, which convince him life is meaningless. He has trouble coming to terms with his existential thoughts, but throughout the book, Roquentin slowly learns to accept his existence although it is still meaningless. The book was used in the lesson plan to focus on the importance of free thinking and philosophy being taught in high schools. The objectives of this lesson plan are to explore world literature to teach the students about human condition through a global perspective. Students will be able to engage and understand Jean-Paul Sartre’s theories and work during this assignment. By doing so, they will be able to critically think about questions, opinions and discoveries with necessary evidence. This will teach them to depict the difference between internal and external conflicts through the reading and human experience. The hope of these objectives is to develop the students’ social and emotional needs in order to progress their maturity as 12thgraders. Students will be able to
make connections between text to text, text to self, and text to world by reflecting on their personal beliefs of the text. Making these connections are important while reading to help students have a better understanding of what they are reading. It is important to connect their prior knowledge and experiences with their lessons to able them to understand multiple perspectives and to feel empathy towards others. Each of these objectives will be met by the following Massachusetts State Framework Standards:RI.11-12.3 - Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.