In this lesson, we will begin to explore what life was like living in Victorian London and how this influenced Dickens in writing 'A Christmas Carol'.
In this lesson, we will begin to explore how Dickens' personal life and experiences influenced his writing of 'A Christmas Carol'.
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.
In this lesson, we will explore how Scrooge interacts with other characters and his attitudes towards charity and poverty.
In this lesson, we will explore the presentation of London and Scrooge's rooms and how they are used to further develop our understanding of the character of Scrooge.
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.
In this lesson, we will read key extracts featuring the Ghost of Christmas Past before examining the messages conveyed through the Ghost of Christmas Past.
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..
In this lesson, we will examine some key moments in the life of Scrooge and how these moments help to shape him in the future.
In this lesson, we examine the messages conveyed through the Ghost of Christmas Present and consider what his role is within the novella. We will learn the words 'humility' and 'philanthropic' before looking at key extracts from Stave 3.
In this lesson, we examine the messages Dickens conveys through the Cratchit family. We will read two key extracts involving the Cratchits before answering a question on their role in the novella.
In this lesson, we will examine some of the ways that Dickens presents the virtues of friendship and family.
In this lesson, we will examine how Dickens uses the symbolic children of Ignorance and Want.
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.
In this lesson, we will examine how Dickens highlights some of the darker aspects of Victorian society. We will look in particular at the beetling shop and its occupants, before considering what they highlight about Victorian society.
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.
In this lesson, we will examine how Scrooge has changed and the role the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come has in bringing this change about.
In this lesson, we will explore how Dickens shows the benefits of Scrooge's redemption in the final chapter of the novella. We will also recap our learning with respect to the literary concepts of rebirth and allegory.
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.
In this lesson, we will consider how Dickens uses the structure of the novella to highlight Scrooge's redemption.
Units in English
- Romeo and Juliet
- An Inspector Calls
- Blood Brothers
- Revisiting: Macbeth
- Revisiting: Romeo and Juliet
- Revisiting: An Inspector Calls
- Revisiting: Blood Brothers
- A Christmas Carol
- Jekyll and Hyde
- AQA Power and Conflict Poetry
- Revisiting: A Christmas Carol
- Revisiting: Jekyll and Hyde
- AQA Love and Relationships Poetry
- Edexcel Conflict Poetry
- Edexcel Time and Place Poetry
- Edexcel Relationships Poetry
- Eduqas Poetry
- OCR Conflict Poetry