Literature: "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott
The sites provide biographical information about the author, her family, and people who influenced her. Writing, research, characterization, dance, and drama activities are provided. Lesson plans are given for the award-winning DVD, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women’. This DVD is available at public libraries.
Louisa May Alcott, the Woman behind 'Little Women'
This site provides lesson plans and an organizer based on the DVD-Louisa May Alcott, the woman behind little women. Video clips are given along with short biographical pieces entitled "Alcott's Life/The Alcotts, Working Woman, Independence, Literary Celebrity, Family Mainstay and Final Days.
Louisa May Alcott biography
This one page article provides information about the author. Numerous links to relatives and other important people in her life are also given.
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House: Home of 'Little Women'
This site provides biographical background for Louisa May Alcott and her family. A tour of her home where the novel was written is given.
American Masters: Louisa May Alcott, The Woman Behind "Little Women"
This PBS site describes the DVD and offers a preview. This DVD may be checked out from your local public library to show to students.
SparkNotes: "Little Women"
This site contains biographical information, plot overview, analysis of the major characters, character list, themes, motifs, and symbols in the novel. NOTE: Extensive advertising.
Activities for "Little Women"
This site provides a wealth of activities based on the novel. Activities include guidelines for character analysis, writing and research about the characters, setting, and clothing.
Louisa May Alcott: "Lesson plans for teaching Little Women"
This site contains biographical information on the author and various activities for students from writing, dramatic presentation, dance, and research. NOTE: This site contains ads.