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This engaging and informative lesson enables students to gain a detailed insight into the social and historical context of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. In particular, students learn about Brontë’s life, class, religion, love and health in the Victorian era – key themes throughout the novel. They then make clear and sustained links between the features of context and the text.
The lesson follows a step-by-step learning journey, in which students learn through:
There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. These resources were originally taught to GCSE students, but with subtle adaptations they have also been used with both younger and older (up to A Level) students.
Please note that one of the carousel activities requires internet access.
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