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Charles Dickens

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Welcome to the World of Charles Dickens!

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Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens is said to be one of the greatest writers that has ever lived.  While we read A Christmas Carol, I would like you to spend some time getting to know this man and learning what the world was like as he knew it. 
 
Enjoy this exciting journey as you answer the questions on your webquest!

CHARLES DICKENS WEBQUEST


INTRODUCTION: Charles Dickens is said to be one of the greatest writers that has ever lived. Before we read A Christmas Carol, I would like you to spend some time getting to know this man and learning what the world was like as he knew it.

You will be directed to various links to answer the following questions on the class webpage (http://ticeenglish7.tripod.com/). Have fun!

Please begin by copy and pasting the following link into your browser:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/olivertwist/dickens_timeline_text.html

1. What was the date of Charles Dickens’ birth?

2. How old was Dickens when the family moved to London, England?

3. What was Dickens doing right before he died?

4. What famous story did Dickens write in 1843?


Go to: http://charlesdickenspage.com/dickens_london_map.html
Here, you’ll find a map of London-as it was during Dickens’ lifetime. Please locate and click on Camden Town.

5. Which family from A Christmas Carol lived in Camden Town?



Go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NPi5RSmI8&feature=relmfu
Describe what the streets were like in London during the Victorian era.
6. Summarize in one paragraph (5 sentences).







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7. Type in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT9Lhc_-ig0 or search for the video title that says: Horrible Histories – Victorian Inventions.
List 20 inventions created during Charles Dickens’ lifetime.

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8. Type in the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_ooVNQw4jw or search for the video title that says: 10 Facts About Charles Dickens. Explain each fact below.


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Click this link: http://www.english.uwosh.edu/roth/VictorianEngland.htm Keep scrolling down the page until you see “MONEY.”
9. List the three types of money used in England during this time.

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A little further down, you’ll notice “DISEASES.”
10. Please list and define three major diseases during Dickens’ time.
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11. Type in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF_U4VGl1Jk&list=PL145815A597D5C347 or search for the video title that says: Horrible Histories – Victorian Work Song. Make a list of 5 things you learned about how children were treated in workhouses.
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Go to: http://www.victorianweb.org/history/poorlaw/dietwh.html
12. Workhouses were built to house poor Victorians, who worked for a small amount of food and money. Name five foods that poor Victorians were given here.
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13. Type in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7eLoPD700g or search for the video title that says: Horrible Histories – Victorian Maid.

1. How long did maids work before being allowed to take a break? ____________

2. How much did maids get paid per year? _____________

3. Use this link http://coinmill.com/GBP_USD.html#GBP=25 to find out how much that amounts to in U.S. dollars per year __________!
Go to: http://www.logicmgmt.com/1876/schoolday.htm
14. Please read the list of 10 rules, which were found in a typical Victorian classroom. In your opinion, which 3 rules should still be used in schools today? Explain why
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15. Type in the following link: https://www.youtube.co/watch?v=Fk3_cZFroq0 or search for the video title that says: Horrible Histories – Victorian Pets.
List 5 examples of bizarre pets of the Victorian era.

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Type in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPKIgB11XuA or search for the video title that says: Childhood and Education in Victorian England.
Wait until you see this! Be grateful your parents didn’t live during the Victorian era. Make a list of 5 things you learned about being a child during this time.
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Go to: http://charlesdickenspage.com/reading_dickens.html
16. In the nineteenth century, who read Dickens?

17. Why, as we read Dickens today, is it challenging?


Go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Dickens
18. Dickens married Catherine Thompson Hogarth in 1836. How many children did they have?

Dickens wrote 20 major novels during his lifetime. Please write down four of them; they should match up with the dates I’ve listed.

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Go to: http://www.mytimemachine.co.uk/dickens.htm

23. What major event happened in 1865?



24. Exactly five years later, what major event happened, and what was the date?



Go to: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=charles+dickens&btnG=Search+Images

Make a title page for your webquest project by choosing one image of Charles Dickens. Check off the list below once you have included the following information on your title page of this webquest. Staple it to the front before you turn it in!
1. A Title_____
2. Image of Charles Dickens_____
3. Your Name_____
4. Date_____
5. Subject_____
6. Period_____

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Video Gallery

Those Crazy Victorians!

If you enjoyed learning about crazy Victorians, check out these additional video clips just for fun!

Horrible Histories Albert & Victoria a Love Story:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OnkcVZ5vRE&feature=related

Horrible Histories Work Terrible Work:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNcfnuUrZ4c

Horrible Histories Historical Victorian Eastenders:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0GWR5-uS5I&feature=relmfu

Horrible Histories Historical Victorian Eastenders Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHdXXwv3f3Y

Horrible Histories Victorian Traffic Report:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8NPi5RSmI8&feature=relmfu

Horrible Histories Victorian Wife Swap:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJuoZuaLAsg&feature=related

Horrible Histories New!  Victorian Beer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hD2QdWk8RGc&feature=related

Horrible Histories Ready Steady Feast:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnnJ4uEaZ-U&feature=related

Horrible Histories Victorian Ice Cream:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13HlnYJUu08&feature=related

Horrible Histories New!  Victorian Floral Messaging Service:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWzrN-hFkdA&feature=related

Horrible Histories Polite Victorian House:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOm9qLwlvSc&feature=related

Horrible Histories Prudish Victorian – Don’t Lie about your age: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDVgUvkVLEg&feature=related

Horrible Histories – D.I. Bones:  Arsenic and Cholera:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRt9ByY6umA&feature=related

Horrible Histories Chimney Sweeps:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAZFK81DBjc&feature=related

Horrible Histories Victorian Slang:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GyMZOzVods&feature=related

Horrible Histories Victorian Pet Shop:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJuoZuaLAsg&feature=related

Horrible Histories The Real Victorian Hustle:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRJYw7YPd10&feature=related

Horrible Histories Victorian Fashion:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MR6q5m258Mk&feature=related

Horrible Histories Victorian Slang:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INELSCbw4N4&feature=related

Horrible Histories Victorian Paramedics:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZIMRVpKLFg&feature=related

Horrible Histories Victorian Postal Service:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHPl2RGSLFM&feature=fvwrel

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Scrooge Character Scrapbook Project
Due Friday, January 15th

Using the link below, complete the Scrapbook based on Scrooge, the main character from A Christmas Carol.
 
You will:
 
1.  Follow the directions on each page
2.  Write complete 7th grade quality sentences
3.  Complete the six pages in the scrapbook which are:
  • Ten things I know about Scrooge
  • Ten words that describe Scrooge
  • Ten details about Scrooge's appearance
  • Ten facts about Scrooge's personality
  • Ten challenges Scrooge faced
  • Ten accomplishments Scrooge achieved
4.  Create a creative cover page with:
  • A picture of Scrooge
  • The story title written correctly
  • The main character's full name
  • Your name
  • Date
  • Period
  • Teacher

Character Scrapbook
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Click here to begin analyzing your character!

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Dickens' Victorian Arcade

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"Scrooge's Ghostly Adventure"

Would you survive in Charles Dickens' England?
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Click the banner to explore Victorian life!
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Click etoys to play Victorian games!

Click the image to
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Print Victorian paper dolls!

Be a Victorian Historian Detective!
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Click the image to play the "Time Capsule" game!

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Mrs. Tice's Favorite Band

"When you sing, you make people vulnerable to change in their lives. You make yourself vulnerable to change in your life. But in the end, you've got to become the change you want to see in the world."
-- Bono, lead singer of U2

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