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This introduction to Charles Dickens's timeless classic Great Expectations will provide your students with historical information and background for the novel. This lesson is primarily set up as a film study, though; however, it will accompany your novel study quite nicely. I show the PBS Masterpiece Theater version of Great Expectations.
Pre-Reading/Viewing Discussion Activity
About the Author (Charles Dickens)
The Social and Historical Contexts of the Time Period
Novel Connections/Chapter Reads
Post-Analysis Questions, Discussions
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