Charles Dickens

How much do you know about the life of Charles Dickens? A thorough video discusses the author's professional successes and private failures with engaging animation and informative narration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage learners to create their own video or presentation about a chosen author, using the resource as a model
  • Incorporate into a British literature class
Classroom Considerations
  • Begins with an advertisement that you can skip
  • Length of the video may require a few pauses to discuss main points
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Addresses relevant aspects of Dickens's life, the literary themes of his most prominent works, and connections to historical and modern social issues
  • A great addition to any lesson on Dickens's novels
Cons
  • None