August 2

The Declaration of Independence is formally signed

August 2, 1776

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Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, French sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty, born

August 2, 1834

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George Eliot begins work on her masterpiece Middlemarch

August 2, 1869

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  • Introducing Jane Eyre: An Unlikely Victorian Heroine
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    Introducing Jane Eyre: An Unlikely Victorian Heroine

    Through their interpretation of primary documents that reflect Victorian ideals, students can learn the cultural expectations for and limitations placed on Victorian women and then contemplate the writer Charlotte Brontë's position in that context. Then, through an examination of the opening chapters of Jane Eyre, students will evaluate Jane's status as an unconventional Victorian heroine.