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Ch 9: Nonfiction in English Literature Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Nonfiction in English Literature chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about famous essayists of the 18th-19th centuries 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 Nonfiction in English 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayMary Wollstonecraft: Politics and WritingsHer early works and marriages to William Godwin and Percy Shelly, famous essays and feminism
Tuesday William Godwin: Politics and WritingsAnarchist politics, relationship with Mary Wollstonecraft and noteworthy essays
WednesdayPhilip Sidney: Biography and Major WorksAchievements and life in Elizabethan England, sonnet cycle and Defense of Posey, the case for poetry
ThursdayJohn Ruskin: Life and Critical WorksEarly and later life in Victorian England, art criticism and social critiques
FridayJohn Stuart Mill: Biography and Philosophies Life and death in 19th century England; key themes, including anti-institutionalism, liberty, naturalism and utilitarianism

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