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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.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Lord 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|
|Wednesday||Jane Austen||A look at her life and her six major novels, their characters and themes|
|Thursday||Charlotte and Emily Bronte||Overview of their family life and analysis of their most important works, Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights|
|Friday||Mary Shelley's Frankenstein||Shelley's novel, frame narrative, epistolary form, films about Frankenstein and his monster|
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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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