Social Sciences Through Peter Pan

May 9th, 2002 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

May 9th is the birthday of Sir James Matthew Barrie, author of Peter Pan. Barrie was born in 1860. I thought an exploration of history and social sciences while commemorating the author’s life and his most famous work would be fun! There are several sites that have interesting facts and features which turns this particular ClickSchooling recommendation into a sort of unit study. Enjoy!

Recommended Websites:

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.” (from Peter Pan)

This site offers a biography of Sir J. M. Barrie mixed with the story of the origins of Peter Pan:

An Awfully Big ADVENTURE

At this site you will see terrific photos of Barrie, his home, and pictures of the original book cover and playbill posters for Peter Pan.

Barrie Photos

At this site you will find the entire text of Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie that you can read online.

Peter and Wendy

This site offers a production history of Peter Pan from play to musical to television production.

Irondale News – Special Neverland Issue

Believe it or not, this site offers a history of the animated characters in Disney’s Peter Pan; just click on any name in the upper right corner.

Disney Vault: Peter Pan

You can find curriculum and lesson plans on just about anything – including
Peter Pan! At this site you will find a lesson plan in Geography based on Peter Pan. It is designed for classroom use, but could be easily adapted for homeschools:

Finding Captain Hook’s Treasure


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