Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill

Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill

Why trace the lives and careers of two of Canada's most significant 19th century female writers, who first lived as English gentlewomen and then emigrated to the Canadian frontier? For one, it provides an opportunity to learn about the settling of the Canadian frontier from some primary sources (letters, journals and poetry). Secondly, it shows the major influences on their writing. Third, it can provide lots of material for students to create their own biographies of these writers, and even to create video/film episodes ofo thehir lives.

Library and Archives of Canada

• Lesson Plans • Pictures and/or Illustrations • Biographical Information

• High School Middle School

Amanda Barton