Virginia Woolf

Libraries may have been locked to women for centuries, but writers like Virginia Woolf were instrumental in opening the doors for other female authors. Learn more about Woolf's place in the modernist age and her voice in the literary world with an informative video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pair with a class reading of Mrs. Dalloway or A Room of One's Own
  • Have learners compare the information in the video with their own biographical research
  • Use 
Classroom Considerations

  • Comment section is open to the public and is full of opinions about feminism
  • Video references Woolf's sexual abuse by her half-brother, her relationships with both genders, and her eventual suicide; be sure that class members are mature enough to discuss these topics
  • The first three minutes of the video cover Woolf's life, and the rest discusses the themes of her writing
Pros

  • Covers a variety of topics relating to Woolf's life and works
  • Places Woolf in historical context
Cons

  • None