Learning Resources

These learning resources have been developed with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. They are designed for use by teachers and home-schooling parents to help you teach Austen effectively, using objects from the collection to inspire cross-curricular teaching and learning. A trip to Jane Austen’s House to see the object is the ideal ‘learning outside the classroom’ experience.

Jane Austen life and Times

How can a study of Jane Austen link to National Curriculum requirements for KS1-2?

A list of some unfamiliar words your pupils may come across when learning about Jane Austen and her world.

Jane Austen Glossary

Jane Austen Patchwork Coverlet

Jane Austen's Cup and Ball game

Jane Austen's donkey carriage

The world Jane Austen presents

Jane Austen's House, Chawton

Jane Austen's family tree

Jane Austen timeline

What was expected of Jane and her siblings

Further Recommended Resources:

A host of resources for students and teachers, including essays and digitised images of primary sources.

British Library Discovering Literature

This website gathers together some 1100 pages of fiction written in Jane Austen’s own hand. Through digital reunification, it is now possible to access, read, and compare high-quality images of original manuscripts whose material forms are scattered around the world in libraries and private collections.

Winchester verses

A digital collection of eighteen printed and manuscript music books owned by members of the Austen family, including Jane Austen, in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.