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Victorian London - Books and Activities

An upper elementary/middle school walk through Victorian London.

An exploration of Victorian London cam be made through an overlapping two-part study:

The Industrial Revolution brought about great changes that shaped the notable advances and problems of the Victorian era. Charles Dickens honestly approached the effects of economic forces on social structure in his writing. He sought to bring them to the public conscience. Writing novels set in a society where there was a vast gulf between the privileged and the working poor and the destitute, he repeatedly dealt with the consequences of crime, poverty, disease, hunger, homelessness, and lack of education on children.

Students will use Victorian London as a lens to study these issues and investigate peripheral interdisciplinary subjects.

Featured Books:
Charles Dickens: The Man Who Had Great Expectations, by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema.
This biography emphasizes Dickens' rise from difficult circumstances to success.

Activities/Discussion Topics:

Web Quest
Take a Web Quest with these resources:

  1. What Was Life Like For A Poor Child In The 1840s?
  2. School Life In The 1800s.
  3. Charles Dickens
  4. A Charles Dickens Webquest
  5. A Dickens of a Party

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