Thursday, April 28, 2016



  • Bildungsroman discussion
  • Applying the concept to JE (four-square project)
  • Finish reading the novel
  • Finish four-square for section

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Byronic Hero


  • What is a Byronic hero?
  • Review: Myth of Prometheus
  • Reading "Prometheus" and analysis of Prometheus as a Byronic hero
  • Byronic heroes in JE?
  • Read 32-34 (35-36 for Thursday)
  • Finish Byronic chart on Rochester for tomorrow

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Madwoman in the Attic

-Bell Work 

  • With what are asylums associated?
  • How are patients viewed by society (think of epithets used to describe them)?
  • How are asylums depicted in movies?
-Victorian Asylums Overview

-Read 29-31

Friday, April 15, 2016



  • Finish yesterday's questions
  • Read BBC article on the Ideal Victorian Woman and get an idea of how Jane does/does not fit this mold
  • Read 26-28 in JE
  • Remember that your Frankenstein projects are due the week you get back from break

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Godey's Lady's Book (1850)

Godey's Lady's Book March 1850


Victorian Woman Hood

Copy the following questions into a Google Document.  Answer them and share with me before going on to your Ideal Victorian Woman Word Cloud.  

  • What generalizations can you make about Victorian women based on skimming through Godey's?
  • What does your group's section of "The Work Table" feature?  What does it suggest about middle-class women's perception of work?  
  • Read Goethe's "The Sphere of Women."  
    • How does Goethe define the role of women?
    • How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over that of man?
    • On what is woman dependent?
    • How does the image complement the text?
You are done!  Share your document with me!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Picking up with the Victorians


  • Check-in Quiz
  • Discussion of the rest of the Victorian Era
  • Gothic Conventions in a nutshell
  • Read through chapter 21 (inclusive) and answer questions

Practice Test

Practice Test Continued...


  • Read 16-18 + Reading Questions
  • Frankenstein final journal set due tomorrow

Friday, April 8, 2016

Victorian Childhood


*Watch the following Video:
-The Children Who Built Victorian England:
-Work, Terrible Work:

*Read the handout on Victorian Childhood
*Write a journal explaining whether Jane's childhood is better or worse than other Victorian children's.  (Remember Jane is an orphan.)  You need 3 examples from the novel and two from both the video and the handout (7 examples in total).

*Read through chapter 15 for tomorrow with reading questions (You already should have read through 10.)
*Finish journal for tomorrow

Women's Rights in Britain

Check out some of the changes throughout the Victorian Era (1830-1901):

Intro to Victorians


  • Notes
  • Poem Analyses
  • Read 1-5, answer questions from packet

Monday, April 4, 2016

No Class

-Due to a conflict in scheduling with the skits at PES, there was no class today.  Be prepared to review Leo Africanus for Wednesday.-

Friday, April 1, 2016

Othello as a Moor


  • Review of Niccholes text
  • Reading of Pory translation of Leo Africanus' writing
  • Complete questions 1 +2 in Africanus packet

Marriage and Wiving in Othello


  • Discuss language change
  • Discuss printing at time of
  • Read Niccholes' Chapter 4 and discuss question
  • Begin precepts
  • Follow the directions on the forum for your chosen precepts