Seeking a Governess
Kind of Activity:
Students will better understand the role of the governess in British literature, and gain business writing skills.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W9-10.4
What did it take to be a governess? First, have students identify the characters who serve or might serve as governesses in the novel. What do they have in common? How are they talked about, and what are their prospects? Then have students write a job description for a governess. Consider who would be posting the position, what the duties of a governess were, and what...
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