Free 12th Grade Dialogue Of Civilizations By Roger Garaudy Lesson Plan

Topic: Dialogue of Civilizations by Roger Garaudy

Objectives & Outcomes

  • To understand the main ideas and concepts of the book Dialogue of Civilizations by Roger Garaudy.
  • To be able to analyze and evaluate the main arguments presented in the book.


  • A copy of the book Dialogue of Civilizations by Roger Garaudy
  • A pen or a pencil
  • A notebook for taking notes


  • Ask the students if they have heard of the term "clash of civilizations" before. Ask them to explain what they understand by this term.
  • Ask the students if they are familiar with the works of Roger Garaudy. If they are not, provide a brief overview of his career and contributions to the field of humanities and social sciences.
  • Introduce the topic of the class by describing the main argument put forward by Roger Garaudy in his book Dialogue of Civilizations.

Direct Instruction

  • Explain to the students that the main argument of the book is that there is a "dialogue of civilizations" taking place in the world today, and that it is imperative that all civilizations come together and engage in this dialogue in order to address the many challenges facing humanity.
  • Discuss each of the 5 chapters of the book in turn, and provide an overview of the main points and arguments made by Garaudy in each chapter. Emphasize the importance of the dialogue of civilizations in addressing issues such as the rise of extremism, conflicts and terrorism, climate change, and other global challenges.
  • Ask the students if they have any questions or comments about the main argument of the book and the points made in each of the 5 chapters.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the students into small groups and have each group read and analyze one of the 5 chapters of the book.
  • Have each group prepare a 10-minute presentation on their chapter, highlighting the main points and arguments made by Garaudy in that chapter.
  • During the presentations, have the other students in the class engage in a discussion activity, asking them to consider the main arguments and points made by the group presenting and ask questions or offer feedback.
  • At the end of the presentations, have the groups share their main takeaways with the class as a whole, and discuss as a group how their chapter relates to the overall argument of the book.

Independent Practice

  • Have the students work individually or in small groups to complete a project related to the main themes and arguments of the book. Examples could be a presentation on a historical figure or event discussed in the book, a writing prompt asking them to consider one of the main points of the book, or a project requiring them to research a related topic and present their findings in a creative way.


  • Have the students reflect on what they have learned from reading the book and discussing the main themes and arguments with their peers. What are the most important takeaways from the book? What are some of the key challenges facing civilizations today and how can we address them?


  • Students will be assessed based on their participation in class discussions and group presentations, as well as the quality of their written summaries of the five chapters of the book.
  • A short quiz on the main ideas and arguments of the book could also be given as an additional form of assessment.

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