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Anne of Green Gables Unit Study

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Here you will find a collection of information for fans of Anne Shirley in the family classic Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. May you find it useful for your unit study or lapbook.

Enjoy your time in Avonlea!

Green Gables Author L.M. Montgomery

L.M. Montgomery started the Green Gables book series in 1908

L.M. Montgomery started the Green Gables book series in 1908

Lucy Maude Montgomery was born November 30, 1874 in Clifton (now New London), Prince Edward Island, Canada. She died April 24, 1942 in Toronto.

Should you READ or WATCH Anne of Green Gables first?

Read the book first!

anonymous: I read the book first, because it is the original. The book has a lot of extra information and details the movies don't have.

Fay Favored: If I'm teaching a unit I always tell my students to read first, because many times the movie is nothing like the book.

Michelle: Reading the book is always better. Leave the idiot box off!

Chocolatealchemy: Definitely read the book first - to use my own imagination!

anonymous: it will be better

anonymous: book by far!!!

lovetolink: There is more scope for the imagination in reading first!

Jimmie Lanley: Absolutely read the book.

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Abridged or unabridged?

Watch the Movie first!

eccles1: I love the whole story, it is a good family movie

anonymous: It was my favorite tv series of all time. I read the whole set of the books later on to understand more on the stories.

Have you watched the 2017 Netflix "Anne With an E" series?

Anne lived at Green Gables in Avonlea

Can you find Green Gables on the map?

Can you find Green Gables on the map?

Map of Avonlea Region

Map of Avonlea Region

Map of Avonlea Region

Avonlea is a fictional town near Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Prince Edward Island is where Green Gables was located.

Prince Edward Island is in Canada

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Label an outline map of Canadian provinces around Green Gables

Anne lived on the little blue Prince Edward Island to the right (Available in Black & White)

Anne lived on the little blue Prince Edward Island to the right (Available in Black & White)

FREE Literature Guides

Ideas for your Green Gables unit study and lapbook

Animated Anne on AnneToon.com!

"Anne is a real good plain sensible name. You've no need to be ashamed of it."

— Marilla Cuthbert

How well do you REALLY know Anne?

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Want to know more about Anne?

The Lady of Shalott, Anne's favorite poem, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892 in England)

Poetry Anne Loved - Hard to find poems, now easy to understand!

Listen to "Anne's Theme" by Hagood Hardy

Isn't "Anne's Theme" lovely?

Digging Deeper into the Characters:

Visit Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy, who has explored in-depth, some of our favorite Green Gables characters:

  • Learning to Mellow Like Marilla Cuthbert
  • Lessons in Tact from Rachel Lynde
  • Go After Your Girl Like Gilbert Blythe
  • Don't be a Drama Queen, and Other Lessons in Friendship from Anne Shirley


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Have you read the ENTIRE Anne of Green Gables series?

FULL Audio Book by Lucy Maud Montgomery- Listen to the whole Anne of Green Gables book in 9.5 hours!

Color while listening to Anne of Green Gables!

What do you love about Anne of Green Gables?

Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm on September 21, 2013:

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite book series, and even after having read the book this lens taught me some new things. I loved the maps, they helped put locations into perspective :)

Li Li

flycatcherrr on July 25, 2013:

As a native of Atlantic Canada, I'm always delighted to see our own red-haired girl get her due attention. :)

MrsNagrom on December 06, 2012:

I love this series! I'll be honest, I never read the books but I've be captivated by the movies ever since I could remember.

lovetolink (author) on September 06, 2012:

@MelanieMurphyMyer: Thanks! I was so pleased to find the maps. I would love to visit someday too!

lovetolink (author) on September 06, 2012:

@favored: I agree. Wow, over one hundred, that's a fan! I think Megan Follows was just perfect for Anne. I can't imagine anyone else.

Fay Favored from USA on September 06, 2012:

This is one of my favorite series along with the movies. I've probably watched them over one hundred times. They are very well written and timeless.

WriterJanis2 on September 04, 2012:

Great introduction to the series.

MelanieMurphyMyer on July 25, 2012:

Very nice! I love the maps. I recently flew over Prince Edward Island on my way home from Denmark, and I was so happy to be seeing Anne's world (even though from the sky) and remembering the books and movies (shared years ago with my children) . . . I would love to actually go there someday. :)

anonymous on May 08, 2012:

I like the video clips. They bring back some memories when I was young as it was my favorite tv series. I love the character of Anne Shirley and the place she lived - Prince Edward Island.

Chocolatealchemy from London, United Kingdom on April 05, 2012:

What a great Lens you've created! The Anne books were some of my favourite growing up (actually even now, for a trip down memory lane!).

anonymous on March 22, 2012:

looks interesting.... i need to read 1st

lovetolink (author) on March 27, 2011:

@jimmielanley: Oh thank you! I'm really excited about it and wish I could devote all my time to it. Your lenses inspire and educate me so much. Now I know what a squatty potty is! LOL

God Bless you and your family:)

Jimmie Quick from Memphis, TN, USA on March 26, 2011:

Good start here!

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