About This Chapter
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.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Mary Wollstonecraft: Politics and Writings||Her early works and marriages to William Godwin and Percy Shelly, famous essays and feminism|
|Tuesday||William Godwin: Politics and Writings||Anarchist politics, relationship with Mary Wollstonecraft and noteworthy essays|
|Wednesday||Philip Sidney: Biography and Major Works||Achievements and life in Elizabethan England, sonnet cycle and Defense of Posey, the case for poetry|
|Thursday||John Ruskin: Life and Critical Works||Early and later life in Victorian England, art criticism and social critiques|
|Friday||John Stuart Mill: Biography and Philosophies||Life and death in 19th century England; key themes, including anti-institutionalism, liberty, naturalism and utilitarianism|
1. Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin: Politics and Essays
Meet THE power couple of the 1790s: Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. Watch how Wollstonecraft inspires the feminist movement, and thrill to Godwin's early anarchic ways! Plus: how does one betray the other, even after death?
2. Philip Sidney and the Defense of Poesy
Sir Philip Sidney: courtier, soldier, governor, poet and critic. Learn all about this multifaceted Elizabethan celebrity and his massive effect on the worlds of poetry and literary scholarship.
3. John Ruskin: Victorian Thought and Criticism
From his beginnings as a poet and painter to his status as one of Victorian England's foremost social critics, learn all about John Ruskin's influence on the worlds of art and economic structure.
4. John Stuart Mill: Utilitarianism, Quotes and Theory
Join us for this analysis of nineteenth century British philosopher John Stuart Mill, whose radical political and ethical ideas based in utilitarianism have had a profound effect in the final frontier and on our current political landscape.
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