This is an 50 page lesson plan for Christmas Carol written, tested, and approved by working classroom teachers. The main components of this plan are the following:
-An in-depth introductory lecture
-Chapter-by-chapter study questions
-A multiple-choice test
The plan is divided into a teacher and a student edition. The teacher edition provides complete answer keys.
Excerpt from introductory lecture:
"Though the novella is set during a Christian holiday, its message is one to which every person, everywhere can relate: Relentless pursuit of wealth comes at a great price. The descent into greed, Dickens shows, is a slippery slope; the more we worship the “golden idol,” the easier it is to forget the genuine value of having money—the ability to improve the quality of life for others and, in doing so, to enrich our own lives in truly meaningful ways. Beyond its exploration of greed, A Christmas Carol emphasizes the impossibility of isolation in a shared world. We walk through life as “fellow passengers to the grave,” as Scrooge’s nephew Fred points out. When fellow passengers are left ignorant and needy, they are not the only ones who suffer; society itself suffers."