Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
Chapters 1 and 2
Elizabeth von Arnim, the author of "The Enchanted April", was a popular early 20th century novelist. Her first published work, "Elizabeth and her German Garden" was so popular that it was reprinted twenty times during its first year of publication. This lesson discusses the author of the novel "The Enchanted April", Elizabeth von Arnim.
1) Library Research: Have the students research the author of "The Enchanted April," Elizabeth von Arnim. Explore the other works she wrote, as well as her background. Take a look at biographical information that exists about the author to gain information on her writing and where "The Enchanted April" fits in with her other novels.
2) Presentation: Have students get into pairs and prepare a presentation, using their research on von Arnim and her canon. Have each group read an excerpt from different novels written by von Arnim during their presentation...
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