Daily Lessons for Teaching The Story of English

Robert McCrum
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Lesson 1 (from Introduction, Speaking of English)


Introduction, Speaking of English

The Story of English is an Emmy Award-winning nine-part television series and a companion book, both first produced in 1986, detailing the development of the English language. The book and the series were written by Robert MacNeil, Robert McCrum, and William Cran, and the book was revised in 1993 and in 2002. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book, its subject, and its authors.


1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce students to the book and author. The Story of English is a detailed account of the evolution of the English language from its beginnings to tomorrow which spans continents from England to America, Australia, Africa, India and the Pacific.

2) Research Activity: Allow students time in class to conduct independent research on the authors of the text and the subject of The Story of English. Students should examine critical commentary for the book and other works...

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