For years I have taught A Christmas Carol, and each time I have tried to find an interesting way to teach my students about the Victorian setting of the novel. This activity I created has worked perfectly for my gifted students, but can be easily accommodated for any level of learning!
What I have created is a three-part activity that doesn't just give students a research project, but also a role as a character from Victorian England. Adding the personal element has allowed my students to not just remember the facts from their own presentation, but also from their "fellow characters." My students always get excited to
This common-core aligned activity involves a webquest over the basics of Victorian England, a chance for students to create a profile based on their Victorian Era character, and a research project where students choose a focus area based on their character's interests.
-15 Character Cards (characters are based on roles found in A Christmas Carol)
-Student handout explaining project
-Graphic organizer to guide Webquest
-Profile card to help develop Character
-Project and Topic ideas for Research Project
-Graphic organizer to create research questions and organize sources
-Complete project rubric aligned to Common Core standards
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