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Christina Rossetti: Poems Lesson Plan

Bringing in Technology

Students should use both traditional and internet resources to complete research at various points in the lesson plan. Rossetti's status as a female poet of the Victorian era as well as the Pre-Raphaelite movement are important in understanding her work and the broader context of its development. Some daily activities include research, including Day 2's "Literary Scavenger Hunt," for which internet resources would be very useful. Day 1 includes an activity ("The Ballad of Maude Clare") which will require students to find songs, most easily done online.

Rossetti's Christmas poems have been famously set to music, and internet resources can be utilized to listen to multiple versions of...

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