The Chronicles of Narnia:
Here are some activities to incorporate into a lesson or literature unit using Prince Caspian from "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C. S. Lewis.
Prince Caspian, The Return to Narnia
The four brothers and sisters Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are waiting for their train to school, when suddenly they find themselves again in an unknown land.
It was Prince Caspian who called them for help to defend Old Narnia, the land they once reigned as kings and queens, against some cruel human beings who had settled down there a hundred years ago. This way they meet their old friends again and also Aslan, the lion, and they are having one more great adventure together. In the end they win the battle and banish the cruel people from Narnia.
About the Author:
C.S. Lewis was born in 1898 in Ireland and died in 1963 in England. Although he was married, he never had children. As an author, he wrote novels as well as children’s books.
Suggested Vocabulary Words:
Prince Caspian Word Search Using Vocabulary Words
Questions and Activities:
1. Once more we meet Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy. In
what ways have they stayed the same? In what ways have
they changed? How have their previous adventures shaped
them? How do they behave differently as children and then
as Kings and Queens of Narnia?
2. Compare and contrast Nikabrik and Trufflehunter. What
different points of view do they represent?
3. “But because they have quarreled with the trees they are
afraid of the woods. And because they are afraid of the woods
they imagine that they are full of ghosts” (Doctor Cornelius,
p. 56). What observation about fear does this reflect? Why
do you think King Miraz is afraid of the stories of Old
4. How does faith or lack of faith guide the actions of characters
in this book? What difficulties face a person who believes in
something others cannot see? How does Susan feel when she
does not follow Aslan? What does Aslan mean by telling her
she has “listened to fears”? (p. 162) What do you think is the
author’s view of faith?
5. What do you think of the way Peter faces the possibility that
he might be killed by Miraz?
6. In what way does Aslan test Caspian about his suitability to
be King? How does Caspian pass the test?
7. How does Reepicheep earn his tail back? Do you think he
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