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Michigan Humanities Council: Great Michigan Read – Station Eleven Teacher’s Guide 2015-2016

    14-page guide includes:

  • Q & A with  Emily St. John Mandel

         Information relating to:

    • Content & Structure
    • Pre-Reading
    • Essential Questions – Station Eleven Themes (to include CCSS English Language Arts Applicable Standards)


Michigan Humanities Council: Great Michigan Read – Station Eleven Reader’s Guide 2015 – 2016

    20-page guide includes:

  • Q & A with Emily St. John Mandel

        Information relating to:

    • Pandemics and the Aura of Fear
    • Survival is Insufficient - Humanities and Art in a New World
    • Shakespeare and Station Eleven
    • Capturing History -  Preserving the Past
    • Forging New Communities
    • The Ethics of Survival in Station Eleven
    • Follow the Traveling Symphony

Creative Thinking

Book Cover
Create your own book cover for Station Eleven, incorporating the novel's themes, characters, and/or settings.

Cast a Film
Imagine you are a casting director for a film adaptation of Station Eleven. Whom would you cast in the major roles? Why?
(Here is an example of one student’s film interpretation).

Create a Map
Create a map that shows the journeys of the Traveling Symphony in Station Eleven, as well as the other settlements and camps in the narrative.

News Clipping
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class.  Present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the novel.

Character Obituary
Write an obituary for one of the characters in Station Eleven. For what attributes would this character be remembered?

Character Rendering
Draw your interpretation of a character from the novel. How does this character dress...

Pandemic: The Game
Your mission, if you decide to accept it: stop a pandemic from spreading throughout the world before it's too late. If you and your team fail, it is the end of the world as we know it.

What Would You Miss?
Illustrate or write about something you would miss if you lived in the new world described in the novel.

Altered Images
What would art look like in a dystopian future?



Station Eleven Lesson Plans for Teachers
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 129 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.  There is a fee.

Station Eleven Instructional Materials  
Get Resources to supplement reading and library activities. There is a fee.

Sussex County Community College Station Eleven Interdisciplinary Teaching Ideas

Her Fine Eyes blog

Station Eleven Characters 

Station Eleven Settings   

Station Eleven Themes

Station Eleven




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