Ch 4: Gothic and Romantic Literature: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Gothic and Romantic literature unit of this 11th Grade English Homeschool course is designed to help homeschooled students learn about Gothic and Romantic literature. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our 11th Grade English Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about Gothic and Romantic authors and works. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Gothic and Romantic literature. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the lives and works of Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need an English curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Gothic and Romantic literature unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Gothic and Romantic Literature Unit Objectives:

  • Meet Jane Austen and study her major novels.
  • Analyze the plot of Pride and Prejudice
  • Get acquainted with Emily and Charlotte Brontë, and take a closer look at Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.
  • Discover Romantic poets and their works.
  • Find out about Samuel Taylor Coleridge's life and poems, and analyze his Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Gothic and Romantic Literature: Homeschool Curriculum
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Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels

1. 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.

Pride and Prejudice: Plot and Character Analysis

2. Pride and Prejudice: Plot and Character Analysis

In this lesson, we'll go over the quintessential romantic comedy, Pride and Prejudice. We'll take a look at all of the factors conspiring to keep Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy apart as well as read some of Jane Austen's sparkling prose.

Emily and Charlotte Bronte: Sisters and Authors

3. 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.

Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

4. Wuthering Heights: Plot Overview and Character Analysis

'Wuthering Heights' is Emily Bronte's only published novel, but if you're only going to publish one novel in your lifetime, this is a good one. Follow along as this lesson introduces you to the plot, characters and other aspects of this novel.

Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

5. Jane Eyre: Summary, Characters and Analysis

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, was first published in 1847 under Bronte's pseudonym, Currier Bell. It's about a girl named - not surprisingly - Jane Eyre, and it's a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story that follows Jane from childhood through motherhood. Many elements of Jane's life are similar to events in Charlotte Bronte's life. Because the work features a strong-willed and intelligent woman, it's often considered to be an early feminist text.

Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

6. Introduction to Romantic Poetry: Overview of Authors and Works

Like the French Revolution that helped inspire it, the Romantic poetry movement signaled massive, controversial changes with ramifications that are still being felt today. Watch this video lesson for an introduction to Romantic poetry, including descriptions of the major authors and significant works.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

7. Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Poems and Biography

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Romantic poet or rock star? Ok, he's a Romantic poet. In this lesson, you'll learn about one of the founders of the Romantic movement and how his life, full of drugs, women and poetry, is not too different from today's rock stars.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

8. Rime of the Ancient Mariner: Summary and Analysis

What do you like in a great story? Zombies? Mystery at sea? Ghosts? Large birds? What if you could have them all? You can! In this lesson, we're going to explore the famed Romantic poem ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,'' by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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