Classroom Activities for Emma by Jane Austen

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Coldhearted snob or warm and caring? A series of activities prepares scholars to evaluate the main character in Jane Austen's Emma. To begin, class members compare the gender expectations for women in Regency England and those of today. They then note parallels between Austen's novel and Amy Heckerling's film Clueless. Using evidence from the text and insights gained from the discussions, individuals craft an essay that argues that Emma is a coldhearted snob or though somewhat spoiled, Emma remains warm and caring.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pause the film frequently to permit viewers to make a note of the parallels in the book and the film
Classroom Considerations
  • The 12-page packet includes three activities, worksheets, and a rubric for the essay
  • Page numbers are based on the Enriched Classics edition of the novel
  • Instructors will need to locate a copy of the Clueless film
  • Requires copies
Pros
  • The viewing guide helps learners compare and contrast the novel to the Clueless film
  • Includes a rubric for the final essay
Cons
  • None