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Frederick Douglass's autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself, is the anchor text in a four-lesson unit module. High schoolers analyze how Douglass uses literary devices and...
What do Roger Chillingworth, Dr. Heidegger, and Ethan Brand have in common? They are all American literature poster boys for Romanticism, advertising the dangers of valuing reason over feeling and intuition. Introduce your class to...
The epic clash of reason and emotion comes to life in this informative presentation. Detailing the period of Romanticism in 19th century Europe, these slides contain pictures of the most famous pieces of art during this period. Viewers...
Glide through the 1800's with this wonderful image driven presentation. Each slide provides vivid examples of art that defined turn of the century Romanticism. This presentation spans both art typical of the movement in Europe and America.
Start by discussing the fundamentals of Romanticism, and then discuss some of its characteristics in poetry and literature. On slide 18, learners are introduced to Mary Shelley, famous for her work, Frankenstein. By slide 23, the viewers...
What are the principles of Romanticism? This presentation aims to give learners the answer to this question complete with examples. Thirty-eight slides are offered, but a few of them are incomplete. You'll have to contribute an example...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter" provides the text for an activity that asks readers to select specific passages from the story, identify the aspect of American Romanticism the passage exemplifies, and then provide an...
Trinity University Digital Commons
With its focus on nature, individualism, imagination, and rejection of traditional authority, Romanticism has great appeal to young high schoolers. After examining classic paintings and poems as well as current works, class members...
Lewis Palmer School District
Introduce viewers to the five "I"'s of Romanticism—imagination, intuition, idealism, inspiration, and individuality—with a colorful presentation that details the concepts of the American Romantic movement and features American poets,...
Kant and Goethe. Shelley, Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and Keats. Goya, Gericault, and Delacroix. Beethoven, Schubert, and Chopin. Romantic literature, art, and music are the focus of a presentation about the European Romantic Movement of the...
Introduce your class to the elements of Romanticism with these slides. The foundations of the movement, the roles of imagination and nature, and the value of art are all highlighted. Features of Romanticism are explained such as...
How did the period of British Romanticism start? Introduce your class to this period and some key figures who were influential during this time like William Blake, Percy Shelley, and John Locke. This presentation serves as a very basic...
Characterized by the five I's (imagination, intuition, idealism, inspiration, and individuality), the Romantic period saw quite a shift in the music and art production at its time. Review this PowerPoint with your class to discuss some...
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature...
New Class Museum
Portraiture, artistic expression, romanticism, and androgyny are discussed in a thought-provoking lesson. Upper graders first discuss and examine the history of portraiture and the elements common to the Romantic style. Then they turn...
In this online interactive world history instructional activity, students answer 13 multiple choice questions regarding the Congress of Vienna and Romanticism. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Blake, Wordsworth, Shelley, Coleridge, Byron, Keats. The Romantic Era and the ideas that accompany the movement are the focus of a PowerPoint that examines the lives and works of these British writers. Richly-detailed lecture notes...
Students practice accessing and evaluating Internet resources as they perform research and answer, in written form, a series of general and specific questions about Neoclassicism/Romanticism.
High schoolers use the internet to research neoclassicism and romanticism. Using various websites, answer a series of comprehension questions on the topic. They develop a presentation and share their information they gathered with...
Brethren High School
Use this simple collaborative activity to introduce the definition, art, and poetry of romanticism. Educators will have to provide the poetry, images of the art, and the survey for the learners, but by using this resource, they won't...
What were the changes in art during the Romantic period? The presentation starts by describing some of the common characteristics of Romanticism, and then several slides present examples from the era. Consider using this in an art or...
Students examine the painting, The Combat of the Giaour and Hassan based on a poem by Lord Byron. They compare how Romantic artists and writers made choices about visual elements and language to depict their subjects.
You and your high school class can examine the idea of artistic movements with this lesson plan. Explore various websites, compare/contrast paintings, after which the assignments are to complete a chart, and write an essay.
The historical and political context of the English Romantic Movement is explored in a presentation that details the major characteristics of the movement in both art and literature in an illustrated lecture format. Appropriate for a...
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