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This complete curriculum is designed for teaching British literature, and you will have a full year's worth of materials for teaching the canon of British literature from Britain's beginnings to today. Teach from Anglo-Saxon literature to Swift's satire to T.S. Eliot's existentialism. With each time period through the course of British Literature, I’ve provided complete teaching packs for some key canonical pieces to represent the time period.
Student Experience: Students will encounter a mix of fiction, nonfiction, informational texts, and poetry. Throughout the course of these units, students will read, write, create, present, and most of all learn and grow. You can pick and choose what works for you, or use the entire curriculum to cover each CC state reading, writing, and speaking standard in a year’s time. Not only will students be reading great British literature, but also they will be researching and writing along the way. If you are new to a British Literature course/senior English, if you are veteran teacher looking to make some changes, differentiation, or even modern connections, if you are homeschooling, or if you are planning a leave of absence, this comprehensive resource will provide you more than enough material to do a great job – with as little prep for you as possible! Each time period starts with a carefully crafted, classic PPT designed to frame the unit and explain to students why studying British Literature can enrich their lives. This resource will provide the rigor and relevancy you need with as much engaging and energizing elements that your teens will enjoy as well.
Need lessons plans in editable format for pacing? Yep, included here: 32 weeks of editable lesson plan snap shots with weekly objectives, topics/tasks to be covered, and standards! *Based on a 90-minute block
Included for Anglo-Saxon:
Poem: From “The Seafarer”
Included for Middle Ages:
Anchor: Canterbury Tales
Poem: Ballads Project
Movie Guide: King Arthur
Included for Renaissance:
Poem: Shakespearean Sonnet Project
Supplement (Short Text): King James Bible – "Parable of the Prodigal Son"
Included for Restoration:
Anchor: Gulliver’s Travels, movie guide
Poem: From “An Essay on Man”
Included for Romantic:
Anchor: Frankenstein, movie guide
Poem: “The Poison Tree”
Included for Victorian:
Anchor: Pygmalion/My Fair Lady, movie guide
Poem: “To An Athlete Dying Young”
Included for Moderns:
Anchor: "The Rocking Horse Winner"
Anchor: "The Doll’s House"
Poem: From “The Hollow Men”
- Introduction lesson for each time period in a classic, no fuss editable PPT with key events, quotes, writers, pictures, and a slide to explain why we study British lit and a short editable quiz
- Foldable for notes to coincide with each time period PPT
- Printable curriculum map for administration and you!
- Beautiful, age-appropriate design on every page to draw your students into reading, writing, analyzing, discussing, and learning!
**Links to texts are provided if text is not included. Movies will need to be purchased.
**Future British literature lessons will be added for free. Escape box games will not be added here.
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♥ on the Frankenstein movie guide: "There are so many activities here, you can't do them all. It's nice to pick and choose the ones that fit your class and curriculum. This would work as supplemental to reading the novel, or just "reading" the movie as a text. Thanks!"
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