Why Lesson Planet?
"How can a magazine reflect a particular time and culture?" Using this prompt, your class explores the Victorian Era as it relates to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. They can also play the "Victorian Women's Rights" game for the year 1840 via the Internet Public Library. A lesson extension reinforces citing textual evidence from the novel. For middle schoolers, you could use excerpts from the novel or focus on only a few of the activities in the lesson.