Lesson 1 (from Part 1, England 1816: Chapters 1-2)
The novel, "Whitney, My Love" by Judith McNaught is an example of romantic fiction, as it contains the classic elements required to be considered a part of this genre. This lesson discusses the genre of the novel "Whitney, My Love."
1) Library research: Have students research the genre of "Whitney My Love". While the novel is an example of romantic fiction, it is also an example of the sub-genres historical romance and Regency romance. What are the characteristics of these genres? What makes "Whitney, My Love" an example of historical romance and Regency romance? Have students write an essay on the romance genre, as well as the sub-genres of historical romance and Regency romance, and why "Whitney, My Love" is an example of them.
2) Presentation: Using the research from #1, have students do a short presentation on the elements of either historical romance or Regency romance and...
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