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Unit Overview: A Christmas Carol

Lessons:

20 lessons

Meeting Scrooge

In this lesson, we will be introduced to the central character of 'A Christmas Carol', Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge. We will learn the word 'misanthropic', look at the context of poverty and greed during the industrial revolution, and then read and analyse the introduction of Scrooge in Stave 1.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 9m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Marley's Ghost

In this lesson, we will examine the role Marley's ghost plays in the novella. We will learn the words 'catalyst' and 'remorse' before exploring what a novella is and then analysing key extracts featuring Marley's Ghost.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 23m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Scrooge in the past (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens presents Scrooge as a younger man. We will look at the concept of a 'foil' in literature, before looking at key extracts from Scrooge's past. We will then consider what Dickens reveals about Scrooge's character through these extracts..

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 20m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

In this lesson, we will examine the messages conveyed through the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. We will look at the concept of a moral lesson, before reading two extracts on the the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come from Stave 4 and then we will consider what the character symbolises in the novella.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 14m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

The redemption of Scrooge

In this lesson, we will learn about the concept of redemption. We will read key extracts from the future, which show different people's reactions to Scrooge's death, and then examine how these potential future events change Scrooge and move him closer to redemption.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 20m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript

Scrooge and You

In this lesson, we will consider the ending of the novella and Dickens' messages about an individual's role in society. We will finish the lesson by writing about how the ending of the novella emphasises Dickens' message about an individual's role in society.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 17m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript