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Louisa May Alcott

by Mary Ann Kelley

TheHomeSchoolMom: Louisa May Alcott resources

Louisa May Alcott was known for writing Little Women, a novel loosely based on her childhood experiences with her three sisters. She wrote many poems, short stories, thrillers, and plays using multiple pen names. Some of her plays were presented in Boston playhouses.

Born - November 29, 1832

Died - March 6, 1888

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Little Women - About the Author  (Y, M, O, T)
From the American Studies department at the University of Virginia

Louisa May Alcott Biography  (Y, M, O, T)

Louisa May Alcott  (Y, M, O, T)
From the Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association

Louisa May Alcott Biography  (Y, M,O, T)
From Notable

The Woman Behind Little Women  (O, T)
Special encore broadcast in honor of “Little Women on Masterpiece” and “The Great American Read” on PBS. Video link to view movie on the website.

Louisa May Alcott Biography  (Y, M, O, T)
From the Famous People, a society for recognition of famous people.

Louisa May Alcott Activities and Lessons  (Y,M,O,T)
Collection of lesson plans, web links, and texts of Louisa May Alcott from Read Write Think

Looking at Life in Concord  (Y)
Looking at life in Concord, MA through the eyes of the Alcott and March sisters. Lesson plan and worksheet download. Grade 3

NYT Obituary for Louisa May Alcott  (Y,M,O,T)
Text of the obituary (which reads more like a news article than an obituary) for Louisa May Alcott from the New York Times

Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Her Times And Her Literature  (Y,M,O,T)
A unit study from Yale University that focuses on how Louisa May Alcott's family upbringing shaped her writing. The article shows how she had a tendency to write characters based on her own relatives.

Portraits Visual and Written  (M)
Lesson plan on Samuel Clemens and Louisa May Alcott from Smithsonian in Your Classroom

Louisa May Alcott Memorial - Orchard House  (Y,M,O,T)
Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, home of Little Women, is a historic house museum owned and operated by the Louisa May Alcott Memorial Association.

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott, 1881  (Y,M,O,T)
Return to the perspective of giving thanks from a time before television, telephones, and the internet to keep us connected with the rest of the world