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Below is a sample breakdown of the 20th Century British Literature chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Introduction to James Joyce: Life and Evolution of Style||Biographical information and famous novels|
|Tuesday||Introduction to James Joyce: Life and Evolution of Style||A look at some of Joyce's short stories, including 'Araby' and 'Two Gallants'|
|Wednesday||Introduction to Virginia Woolf: Life and Works||Woolf's early family life and experiences as a publisher|
|Thursday||Introduction to Samuel Beckett: Life, Plays and Novels||The beginnings and works of the writer of the Modernism and Postmodernism eras|
|Friday||Ulysses: Structure, Style and Characters||The book's storyline and main characters|
1. Introduction to James Joyce: Life and Evolution of Style
In this lesson, we'll get familiar with James Joyce's life and works. We'll trace how his biography influences his major novels and how his style changes over time.
2. Introduction to Virginia Woolf: Life and Works
This lesson introduces Virginia Woolf's life and works. We'll cover her involvement with the Bloomsbury Group and the evolution of her experimental style across works like Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, and the Waves.
3. Introduction to Samuel Beckett: Life, Plays, and Novels
This video will introduce the late modernist author and playwright Samuel Beckett. A close friend of James Joyce, Beckett's works typically portray a meaningless, absurd existence. This is epitomized in his most famous work, 'Waiting for Godot.'
4. Ulysses: Structure, Style, and Characters
For James Joyce's masterpiece, we'll look at the differences between protagonists Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, understand what Homer's Odyssey has to do with the structure, and talk about the novel's ever-shifting style.
5. And Then There Were None: Summary & Analysis
In this lesson, you will read about the fictional crime novel ''And Then There Were None'' by Agatha Christie. Learn about the book's plot summary and theme analysis.
6. The Hobbit: Summary & Analysis
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, is visited by his old wizard friend, Gandalf, and a group of dwarves who drag Bilbo away on a hunt for treasure guarded by a dragon. Read on to learn more about what happens in J.R.R. Tolkien's ''The Hobbit''.
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