Instructional Video

Why Pride and Prejudice Is Relevant Today

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Believe it or not, there is a group of Jane Austen fans who call themselves Janeites and gather each year to celebrate all things Austen, dancing, and dressing in period-authentic clothing. In this video, one devoted fan shares her passion for Pride and Prejudice and encourages viewers to read Austen's most famous novel.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have groups celebrate their favorite novel ala the Janeites dressing in period-appropriate clothing and dancing
Classroom Considerations
  • One of two Pride and Prejudice PBS The Great American Read resources
  • Requires registration for a free PBS account to access materials
  • The clip of Janeites celebrating in Huntington Beach, California is sure to fascinate viewers
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