Treasure Hunt for Charles Dickens!

February 5th, 2003 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Charles Dickens, English author of classic literature such as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations was born on February 7th, 1812. In honor of his birthday on Friday, today’s site offers an Internet Treasure Hunt on Charles Dickens…

Recommended Website:
Hunt for Charles Dickens

This site presents a series of questions about the life, work, and times of Charles Dickens — and challenges the visitor to find the answers by visiting specific resources on the Internet. When you get to the site scroll down to the questions that you can print out. Then, scroll to the bottom of the screen to link to the sites where, with a little research, you will find the answers.

All of the links lead to David Perdue’s Charles Dickens Page — a comprehensive website that includes the biography of Dickens, information on all of his novels (including links to where you can read them online), character descriptions, a glossary of Dickens terminology, illustrations, a timeline and much, much more.

You will want to bookmark the site and return whenever you read a Dickens novel — as the site provides a veritable study guide on each one that provides keen insight into the plot and the characters.

Many of us were first introduced to Dickens through “A Christmas Carol” featuring the characters Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim. The site offers a thorough description of the Victorian Christmas celebration depicted in the novel, and explains Dickens’ influence on modern holiday traditions.

If you prefer, you can skip the Q&A treasure hunt and go right to this amazing Dickens site.

This treasure hunt activity and website are geared for middle school grades and up. Younger children, familiar with Dickens’ stories, may enjoy portions of the site with a little help from mom or dad.


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