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Lesson on the literature and culture of English-speaking countries for students of pedagogical colleges

Lesson Plan 2014 6 Pages

English - Literature, Works

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Summary

The lesson contains a topical material for the formation of literary competence of would-be teachers on the material of H.Longfellow's life and work. The material and tasks of the lesson allow to develop students' learning autonomy, their critical thinking and to create conditions for creative self-development and self-realization. The article also offers its author's translation of "Afternoon in February" by H.Longfellow.

Keywords: H.Longfellow, life and work, poetry, literary analysis

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Lesson Plan

Aims:

- to introduce students to the life and work of Longfellow;
- to develop an interest and an appreciation of Longfellow’s poetry;
- to develop critical thinking and analytical skills;
- to promote learners' autonomy;
- to develop creativity;
- to promote students' interest in American literature.

''We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.''

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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I. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: a biographical background

1.1. Introduction

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was an influential American poet, translator and professor at Harvard University. Longfellow’s most significant work is, perhaps, " Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie ." During his life time, Longfellow was considered the best of all American poets, and his work was widely translated and published in other European languages: Italian, German and French to note a few. He is the only American to be honored with a bust placed in the Poet’s Corner of Westminster Abbey.

1.2. Complete the biographical file using the following links:

http://www.dlstewart.com/longfellow/LongfellowBio.htm

http://www.hwlongfellow.org/life_overview.shtml

http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/longfellow

http://www.poet.me.uk/english-language-poets/Henry-Wadsworth-Longfellow.htm

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1.3. Answer the questions:

- Where and when did Longfellow publish his first poem?
- What are the themes of Longfellow's writings?
- What is the best-known poem by Longfellow?
- Was he a successful and recognized poet during his lifetime?
-What was his contribution to American literature?

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Details

Pages
6
Year
2014
ISBN (eBook)
9783656665496
ISBN (Book)
9783656665434
File size
601 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v273382
Institution / College
Zaporizhzhya National University
Grade
12
Tags
lesson english-speaking

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