Day 1

House of Mirth Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Art of the Gilded Age

    Kind of Activity:

    Technology

    Objective:

    Students will be able to use technology to visualize the backdrop of the novel: the Gilded Age

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.5

    Structure:

    Lily Bart thrives when she is surrounded by beauty. The Gilded Age, the backdrop of the novel, was a time of sumptuous, luxurious interior design and decorative arts.

    Though most students do not live in Fifth Avenue mansions, they can visualize what one might have looked like through online museum catalogs and collection indexes.

    Students should search online for a piece of artwork or...

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