Beatrix Potter shows writers of all ages the value of an active imagination and perseverance. Her stories can be used in lesson plans for a wide variety of age levels. Young children can be familiarized with Potter’s charming art and learn from the morality tales. Older students can use Potter’s stories as a springboard of inspiration for their own writing.
You might want to start here:
The Wausau Dance Theatre shows how this can easily become a cross-curricular project. This is one of my favorite things: a topic which does double or triple duty, and can be embraced by several subject leaders.
This delightful site tells about Beatrix Potter’s characters and her life:
This site has lesson plans and worksheets. Yes, they can be used for a variety of levels.
Also, check out the printables at:
Victorian History can be incorporated into this unit.
Authors can write their own tales of naughty animals — utilizing their own style, making the stories as whimsical or as dark as they wish.
And don’t forget to include the inspiring movie: Miss Potter starring Renee Zellweger. It shows the power of perseverance and the changing roles of women through history.
Watch the official trailer here:
Now, go write your own naughty animal tales.
Contemporary examples might include:
Spirit Animals Series found here:
And don’t forget, most of all, have fun while writing!