John Milton and Paradise Lost
Students read one of his minor poems but focus on Paradise Lost. They apply historical criticism to the poem and note the parallel between the Biblical references and the politics of Oliver Cromwell.
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Paradise Lost: Problem Situation
Let your class voice their opinions with a group debate activity. Before reading John Milton's Paradise Lost, they work in small groups in assigned roles to form a position about authority and rebellion, comparing a teenager's punishment...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Paradise Lost: Identifying Vocabulary
“The mind is its own place. . .” and Milton’s Paradise Lost is sure to expand the vocabulary (and the minds) of young readers. Assist that growth with an activity that asks individuals to first select and define five unfamiliar words,...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Paradise Lost, Books III and IV
A short synopsis of Book III from John Milton's Paradise Lost opens this presentation, which would be a good way to discuss a previous night's reading. The slide show goes on to address Book IV, first including the synopsis and then...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Paradise Lost: Biography of John Milton
A very thorough look at the life of John Milton's life is the focus of this presentation. Complete with important contextual details and facts about his work, the slide show could be a good way to introduce Paradise Lost to your class....
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Paradise Lost, Book IX
Providing first a short overview of Book IX from Paradise Lost by John Milton, this presentation would be a good way to discuss a previous night's reading, or to guide pupils through the book itself. The rest of the slide show contains...
12th - Higher Ed English Language Arts