Ch 9: 20th Century British Literature Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The 20th Century British Literature chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the works of 20th century British playwrights and novelists. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: 20th Century British Literature Lesson Plans
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Introduction to James Joyce: Life and Evolution of Style

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.

Introduction to Virginia Woolf: Life and Works

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.

Introduction to Samuel Beckett: Life, Plays, and Novels

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.'

Ulysses: Structure, Style, and Characters

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.

And Then There Were None: Summary & Analysis

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.

The Hobbit: Summary & 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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