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A Christmas Carol: Research

Research

Group 1: 19th Century England

·         Compare and contrast life in America and life in Britain in the 19th century

o   Childhood

o   Culture

o   Experiences for wealthy kids, experience for poor kids

o   Daily activities (what did they do for fun?)

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook20.asp

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1885escott.asp

http://www.osv.org/school/lesson_plans/ShowLessons.php?PageID=A&LessonID=23&ActivityID=91&UnitID

http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1843/05/16.htm

 

 

Group 2: Dickens’ life

·         How would Dickens real life influence his writing?

o   What was his childhood like?

o   What experiences did he have?

o   What was his view of social issues?

http://www.dickens-online.info/charles-dickens-biography.htm

http://www.perryweb.com/Dickens/life_child.shtml

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/christmascarol/context.html

 

 

Group 3: Short Stories written by Charles Dickens

·         Compare three short stories written by Charles Dickens

o   Theme, Characters, Mood, Literary devices (figurative language, etc)

http://www.readbookonline.net/stories/Dickens/15/

 

Group 1 Rubric 19th Century England:

1.      Well-researched and informed

          2. Connected audience with life in England and America during the 19th Century 
          3. Included at least one direct quote
          4. Included at least one visually stimulating element
          5. Presentation was animated, engaging, and rehearsed
          6. Did not exceed 5-8 minutes

 

Group 2 Rubric Dickens’ Life:

1.       Well-researched and informed

2.       Connected audience with Dickens and his life as a child

3.       Included at least on direct quote

4.       Included at least one visually stimulating element

5.       Presentation was animated, engaging, and rehearsed

6.       Did not exceed 5-8 minutes

Group 3 Rubric Short Stories:

1.       Three short stories were compared

2.       Literary elements were recognized with specific examples

3.       Included at least one visually stimulating element

4.       Presentation was animated, engaging, and rehearsed

5.       Did not exceed 5-8 minutes