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Voltaire's brilliant philosophical satire has never been more relevant than now. Candide's response to the belief that "all's for the best in the best of all possible worlds" is a timely challenge for a climate in turmoil and the need for intelligent resilience.


This 59-page unit contains

  • An introductory task on the Enlightenment and its ideas and values
  • An biographical task on Voltaire's life
  • Reading questions and activities on each chapter of Candide, supported by images
  • A bibliography of short stories which can be used as support texts and for extension reading
  • A number of essay questions suitable for senior students

Unit of Work: Narratives that shape our world -

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