A Christmas Carol – setting

Introduction to Victorian Era London:
First, watch any 3 of the following 5 short video clips below. Make notes on your handout as the clips play. Write by hand. Do not type.

Then read a quick summary of the era and London: VictorianLondon_fromGraphicNovel

Dickens’ London in pictures from the London Telegraph

Take a virtual tour of the birthplace of Charles Dickens from the Telegraph

Learn about the life of Charles Dickens from an NPR story

A few other great RESOURCES on Dickens and Victorian London

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren

Chapter 2: “The Poor People of London”
Chapter 1: “The Man in the Shadows”
Chapter 7: “The Workhouse”

Important Victorian Era happenings

cholera outbreaks and Dr. John Snow by Steven Johnson who wrote The Ghost Map

Steven Johnson talks about Ghost Map

child labor

What the Victorians Did for Us series from the BBC