Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Pride and Prejudice Lesson Plans

A Calendar for Pride and Prejudice
To add a sense of realism, a list of dates drawn from the references in the novel.

Cheapside, London, England
What would Cheapside have looked like, and why would anyone care? Artist's rendition and additional information.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice : The Novel as Historical Source
Students learn what kinds of information can legitimately be gleaned from novels and how to evaluate and analyze that information. This lesson examines the themes of the status of women and the nature of class. It integrates issues raised by Mary Wollstonecraft in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman .

Mining literature for deeper meanings
This TED-ED video (4:13) Amy E. Harter encourages students to read and write critically and thoughtfully by practicing insight, acknowledging complexity, and searching for big ideas. Captioned, includes follow-up questions. Uses examples from Pride and Prejudice and Beloved .

Pride and Prejudice
Several reading strategies to support the novel, including an anticipation guide, a directed reading-thinking activity, an unsent letter writing activity, and more. Adobe Reader required for access.

Pride and Prejudice
Text of the novel in multiple formats, including HTML, ePub, and Kindle.