Day 1

John Donne: Poems Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Life and Times

    Kind of Activity:



    Students will be able to: BR[]*Conduct brief research about life in 17th century England, BR[]*Evaluate how these societal circumstances may have impacted Donne's writings, and BR[]*Discuss the social and intellectual context of Donne's life and poetry.

    Common Core Standards:



    Depending on schedule, this activity may take most of a class period. However, in order to understand Donne's poetry, it is particularly important for students to understand the context in which he wrote, so it is time well spent.

    Have students rotate between several stations that address some aspect of...

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