Lesson 1 (from Letters 1-10 dated January 9th, 1796 to October 28th, 1798)
In Letters 1-10 dated January 9th, 1796 to October 28th, 1798, Jane Austen discusses her interests in her letters. This lesson will discuss her interests, based on these first letters.
Class Discussion: What are Jane's interests, based on this first section?
Small Group Activity: Choose one of these interests. How do you know this is an interest of Jane's? How does this interest compare to you own interests? Can you relate to this interest? Why or why not?
Class Discussion: Create a KWL chart for Jane, listing what is known about her and what the students would like to know about her. As the students read the book, have the students add what they learn about her. Create a Venn Diagram for comparing Jane's interests to those of the students.
Individual Activity: Research life in the late 1700s and early 1800s in Great Britain. What was the...
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