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Let’s Study Great Authors

Do you want your students to love learning about the most famous authors in history? These lesson plans from Shannan Swindler at Captivating Compass with integrated curriculum for use with your Homeschool Planet subscription will keep both you and your students engaged in learning about the lives of these famous authors. Each lesson plan lays out the recommended course of study in Homeschool Planet, giving you and your student a convenient way to track progress, record grades and attendance, and more. Everything you need to complete your study of these fascinating authors is right here!

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A note from the author: These unit studies are much more than just literature lessons. I encourage you to set a pace that allows for thoughtful discussion and interaction on the content. I recommend 2 lessons a week, but some lessons may take longer and some reading may go quicker.

A regular opportunity to discuss the ideas and circumstances is encouraged as well, as there is much to talk about.

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Let’s Study Great Authors Package For Grades 6 - 12
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Let's Study Great Authors Bundle includes:

  • Let’s Study Jane Austen’s Regency Era England

  • Let’s Study Charles Dickens Unit Study

  • Let’s Study Shakespeare’s Medieval England

$39.85 $32.95

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Let’s Study Jane Austen’s Regency Era England For Grades 8th - 12th
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The Let’s Study Jane Austen’s Regency England digital unit study is made up of five lessons, each taking about 1 week to finish, along with a final project.

Each lesson contains multiple assignments for at least 20 different assignments.

  • Lesson 1: Getting To Know Jane

  • Lesson 2: Jane’s Life & Other Parts of the World

  • Lesson 3: An Overview of Regency Society in England

  • Lesson 4: Jane’s England: Geography, Customs, Culture & Society

  • Lesson 5: A deeper look at the History & Customs of the Regency Era

  • Final Project & Presentation: Regency Era Survival Guide

The final project and presentation are a culmination of the work completed while doing the unit study.

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Let’s Study Charles Dickens Unit Study For Grades 6th - 12th
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Let’s Study Charles Dickens & Victorian England

Charles Dickens is best known for his famous literary works. Phrases like, ‘Can I have some more?’ and ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…’ are what made him famous. His uniquely personal perspective of Victorian life in England permeates his most famous books. This well-traveled writer has a keen observation of reality and a unique talent to communicate in a way that draws the reader into the experience of the story. Engage your upper elementary through high school students in Dickens’ personal story with the Let’s Study Charles Dickens Unit Study.

What’s In The Charles Dickens & Victorian England Unit Study?

The Let’s Study Charles Dickens & Victorian England is a digital unit study exploring the life of Charles Dickens and Victorian England. This unit study includes lessons about Charles Dickens’ literature and his life in Victorian England creating an exciting unit study based on British literature and history of the mid-1800s. It is a perfect stand-alone unit study or as a companion for upper elementary through high school literature and history studies.

Charles Dickens Biography & Timeline

Victorian London

Currency & Wealth in Victorian Times

Pick a Book & A Study Guide - Self-Paced Literature Study

Final Exam & Final Project - Art Imitates Life: The Industrial Revolution vs. Today

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Let’s Study Shakespeare’s Medieval England For Grades 6th - 12th
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Let’s Study Shakespeare’s Medieval England.

Shakespeare’s Medieval England. A digital unit study perfect for upper elementary through high school students. It is a stand-alone unit study but is the perfect companion study for medieval history or British literature.

Perfect as a ‘Know Before You Go’ study for those planning a family visit to England.

The Unit Study includes:

Craft Project Supply List:

Section 1: An Introduction to Shakespeare

Day 1 Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Day 2 Shakespeare’s Life & Times

Day 3 Shakespeare’s Family

Day 4 Medieval Journalist

Section 2: Shakespeare the Boy

Day 5 The Plague

Day 6 School in Medieval England

Day 8 Fun & Games Medieval Style

Section 3 Shakespeare The Man

Day 9 Early Modern English Vs. Modern English

Day 10 Shakespeare’s Theatre

Day 11 Shakespeare Review

Day 12 Music & Art in Shakespeare’s England

Day 13 Medieval Apprenticeship & Glove Making

Day 14 Medieval Food & Christmas Celebrations

Section 4 Shakespeare The Businessman

Day 15 England’s Geography

Day 16 Shakespeare’s Legacy

Section 5: Bonus

Resources To Accompany Your Studies Of Shakespeare’s Plays.

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