Ch 6: British Romanticism Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The British Romanticism chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the authors and works of this period in your classroom. 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 British Romanticism 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayLord Byron Overview of his life and works, including 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' and 'She Walks in Beauty'
Tuesday Byron's 'Don Juan' Analysis and quotes from this work, cantos, ottava rima
WednesdayJane Austen A look at her life and her six major novels, their characters and themes
Thursday Charlotte and Emily BronteOverview of their family life and analysis of their most important works, Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights
FridayMary Shelley's FrankensteinShelley's novel, frame narrative, epistolary form, films about Frankenstein and his monster

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: British Romanticism Lesson Plans
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Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

1. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography

Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.

Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis

2. Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis

When a complicated, fascinating writer like Lord Byron devotes a huge chunk of his life to a single, sprawling work, you're assured a product that's just like its author, except when it isn't. In this lesson, you'll learn about Lord Byron's epic masterpiece, 'Don Juan.'

Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

3. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

When you hear the name Jane Austen, you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties, and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.

Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

4. Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

Long before JK Rowling dreamed up Fred and George Weasley, Charlotte and Elizabeth Bronte accomplished impressive things as siblings. Their family history is a sad one, though, and their feelings of loss are evident in their most famous novels, Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

5. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film

FIRE BAD! That may be the depth of your experience with Frankenstein. But before he broke into pop culture, the character had a rich literary history. Watch our lesson to learn more!

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