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All about Robert Louis Stevenson!

…the British author who started it all…


Audience & Environment

  • Grades 10-11

  • Learners have some background in literature from my class

    • Environment -- Computer lab setting where each student has their own individual computer and works on the presentation alone


Objectives

  • Condition

    • Given class time to review PowerPoint on Robert Louis Stevenson and will ten take quiz. Each student will be stationed at their own computer Students will be able to apply their knowledge through their learning at the end of class.

  • Performance

    • Students will be able to apply their knowledge at the end of the presentation with the facts and information they learned from their studies through a quiz.

  • Criteria

    • Students must pay attention to PowerPoint and are expected to get above 75% on the quiz.


Orientation

  • The point of this slideshow is for you to become more knowledgeable on the famous British author Robert Louis Stevenson and be able to apply your learning accurately. Much of the next test will consist of this information.


application

  • After completing this guide, you should be able to recall information about Robert Louis Stevenson’s background, personal life, and all his work accurately and successfully.


What do the Buttons Mean?

Main Menu

Next

Back


Main Menu

Fictions

Background Info

Family

Other Works

Last Facts

Works

Biographies

Take the Quiz


Some Background…

  • Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, England & was Scottish

  • Studied Engineering and graduated from Law in University, never writing

  • Suffered from Tuberculosis as a child

  • Nicknamed “Velvet Jacket” because of his love for

    Bohemian style


Family

  • His family were all engineers

    who built most of the lighthouses

    in Scotland

  • His family were devout

    Christians, but Stevenson was an

    Atheist

  • One of his best friends was the

    King of Hawaii


Video


Works

  • Stevenson is said to have initiated the British tradition in writing

  • His work mostly consisted of biography, action/adventure, and horror

  • He drew inspiration from traveling


“There are no foreign lands; it is the traveler only who is foreign.”

~Robert Louis Stevenson

All of Stevenson’s bios were based off of his travels


Famous Biographies

  • 1st published word was “An Inland Voyage” – based from his travels

  • “Silverado Squatters” was based from his 3 week honeymoon with his wife, Fanny


Bios Cont…

  • The “Amateur Immigrant” – based off of Stevenson's trip cross country to California.

    • Interesting Fact!! – Stevenson’s father was so offended by this work that he bought every copy so no one could read it!


Stevenson then later started writing works of fiction, primarily being action/adventure or horror.


Works of Fiction

  • Treasure Island

    • One of Stevenson’s more famous works – included pirates, a young boy, and wild adventure

    • This work was inspired by his stepson while playing make believe on a rainy day.


Fiction cont…

  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

    • Book based on a good man having an “evil” altar ego

    • Stevenson wrote the book in 3 days, had his wife read it, then butned his manuscript and started all over!

      “All human beings are commingled out of good and evil.”

      ~Robert Louis Stevenson


List of other Works

  • New Arabian Knights

  • Merry Men & Other Tales & Fables

  • The Coppers

  • Kidnapped


Last facts…

  • Stevenson was only 44 years old when he died

  • He is buried at his last home in Samoa


Now it’s time to take a practice quiz!!


True or False:

Robert Louis Stevenson was sick with TB as a child.


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


What did Robert Louis Stevenson study in University?

Law

Engineering

Writing

Both a & b


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


What was Robert Louis Stevenson’s family famous for building?

Churches

Lighthouses

Taverns

All of the above


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


Now it’s time to take the real quiz!


Where was Robert Lewis Stevenson born?

London

Paris

Ireland

Edinburgh


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


Which disease did Robert Lewis Stevenson suffer from?

HIV

Tuberculosis

Mumps

Pneumonia


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


True or False

Robert Lewis Stevenson’s wife was 10 years older than him


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


Which type of writing did Robert Lewis Stevenson use?

Horror

Action/Adventure

Biography

All of the Above


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


Finish this sentence:

“Robert Lewis Stevenson initiated the British ______”

Literature

Fiction

Tradition

Writing custom


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


Which work of literature is Robert Lewis Stevenson’s?

The Cantebury Tales

Merry Men & Other Tales

A Tale of Two Cities

Pride & Prejudice


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


What degree did Robert Lewis Stevenson graduate University with?

Engineering

Law

Writing

None of the Above


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


What event in Robert Lewis Stevenson’s life was the “Silverado Squatters” based on?

His travels to California

His childhood experiences

His religious upbringing

His 3 week honeymoon


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


Where is Robert Lewis Stevenson buried?

Hawaii

Asia

Scotland

Samoa


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


What was Robert Lewis Stevenson’s 1st published novel?

Amateur Immigrant

Treasure Island

An Inland Voyage

New Arabian Nights


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


True or False?

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde was about a doctor and his best friend.


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


How old was Robert Lewis Stevenson when he died?

66

44

55

77


Correct!


Sorry…Try Again


You’re finished!

Now you know all about Robert Lewis Stevenson and his life. Take it and apply it to your future learning! It’ll enhance yourself.


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  • http://allaboutrobertlouisstevenson.org


  • References Cont.

  • http://robert-louis-stevenson.org

  • http://enotes.com/authors/robert-louis-stevenson

  • Brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/r/robert_louis_stevenson.html


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