British Poets through the Ages

Introduction

Today's objectives are: 

1. to learn about the historical context of the Restoration, Romantic, and Victorian periods of Britain

2. to examine poetry from these periods and determine how the context of the age influences the literature

 

This WebQuest will help up with objective 1. 

Task

Today, you are going to take a half hour and go through several websites to get some historical context of the Restoration, Romantic, and Victorian ages in Britain. 

 

While you are traveling through the websites, you will take notes of interesting parts of the ages. For example, you may wish to list the monarchs of the age, what the technology was like, the attitudes of the common man, etc. 

 

You will list at least four things for each age. Then, you will create a chart listing the three ages and the four important/interesting aspects of the age. 

 

Are you ready to go? Let's do it!

Process

Feel free to explore the sites and find information, but keep in mind you only have a half hour. 

 

Don't forget to note at least 4 items from each age that are interesting to you, but also important aspects of the age. 

 

The Restoration Period:

https://www.britannica.com/art/Restoration-literature

https://www.shmoop.com/restoration-literature/

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/britlit1/chapter/the-british-restoration/

 

The Romantic Period: 

https://www.britannica.com/art/English-literature/The-Romantic-period 

https://www.shmoop.com/british-romanticism/

 

The Victorian Period:

https://www.britannica.com/event/Victorian-Age

https://www.shmoop.com/victorian-literature/

 

 

Evaluation

You will now create your chart of the three ages and the four important/interesting aspects for each age. The chart needs to be a 3x3 of some sort as you will have a third category: literature. 

 

For example, your chart might look something like this:

AGE: HISTORICAL CONTEXT: LITERATURE:
Restoration 1), 2), 3), 4)  
Romantic 1), 2), 3), 4)  
Victorian 1), 2), 3), 4)  

 

 

You will submit this chart via Google Classroom at the end of class today.

 

Create the chart and keep it open as you will be adding to the literature section during class today. 

Conclusion

Congratulations!

You have done a mini-history lesson all by yourself.

You should know some important parts of three of the major ages of Britain's history.

We will now look at the literature and use your newfound knowledge on the history of the ages to help you determine important aspects of the literature of the ages.