All Things British

Resources with a British Theme


Masterpiece Adaptations

Are you teaching "Jane Eyre," "Sense and Sensibility," or "Great Expectations" in class now? Integrate these British literature MASTERPIECE adaptations into your lesson plans! (Grades: 9-12) 

MASTERPIECE: "Victoria" collection for classrooms

Offer students a glimpse inside the history of Queen Victoria's reign, along with some of the issues she grappled with as monarch, with the MASTERPIECE: "Victoria" collection for classrooms. (Grades: 9-12)



"Sense and





Invite students to explore the key plot points, characters, and themes in one of Jane Austen's most beloved novels with the MASTERPIECE: "Sense and Sensibility" collection! (Grades: 9-12) 

Montana Shakespeare

Explore some of Shakespeare's best known plays, including "Hamlet" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," with the following collection featuring insights on what it takes to mount a Shakespearean production and embody the playwright's characters! (Grades: 5-12) 

Reader, it's Jane Eyre

"Jane Eyre" was one of the great successes and scandals of the Victorian age. Watch this Crash Course in literature featuring the Charlotte Brontë classic and help students examine the novel's story, themes, and characterizations, including Jane’s role as a feminist heroine! (Grades: 9-12) 

Shakespeare Uncovered

Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of its celebrated hosts to tell the stories behind the stories of Shakespeare’s greatest plays.

D.W. the Dowager Countess

PBS Kids' "Arthur" gets the MASTERPIECE "Downton Abbey" treatment in this segment in which Muffy portrays the role of Dowager Countess! (Grades: K-2)

Adapting Dickens: From Page to Screen

 In this interactive lesson, students compare and contrast the film and the original text to consider the strengths of each medium, how the choices made by the author or the filmmakers help tell the story, and how faithful a film should be to the original work.  This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.