This Literary Pilgrimages: Exploring the Role of Place in Writers’ Lives and Work lesson plan also includes:
Do the places you have lived influence what you write? Class members research the lives of writers and look for how places these writers have lived might have influenced their writings.
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- Include in a unit study of George Orwell's 1984 or any of his works
- Ask tech-savvy class members to create a virtual tour of the place or places that were significant in their author's life and include references from the works that show this influence
- Readers of Irish writers (e.g. Joyce, Behan, Beckett, Shaw, Kavanagh, etc.) might enjoy researching the Dublin Literary Pub Crawl
- Develop a list of writers to research, since no list is included in the resource
- Preview the article to determine if appropriate for your students
- As a warm-up, class members draw a map of their home, including items and locations that have helped shape who they are.