What in the World?
Kind of Activity:
Students will understand the global, local, and biographical historical context for the novel.
Common Core Standards:
Jane Austen's novels are canonical classics, and are therefore often read as timeless, but it is not entirely true that they are separable from the period in which they were written. Have students create a timeline of Jane Austen’s (short) life, British events, and world events during those years, clearly labeling which is which. Have students’ timelines reach at least one decade before her birth and after her death to...
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