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Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party

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Beyond the Story: A Dickens of a Party

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Patricia E. Carbone

Palmer, Massachusetts


National Council of Teachers of English


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December 20, 2010

This unit was brilliantly put together. My 7th graders had a wonderful time learning about the Victorian Era. To top everything off, we held our party at a local Victorian Bed and Breakfast. Each student dressed up from this era, and we played parlor games, sang holiday songs, and toured the historic site.Thank you Patricia!


Melissa Homan

December 14, 2010

I would suggest that educators wishing to explore this era further consider reading, "What Jane Austin Ate and What Charles Dickens Knew" by Daniel Pool. The customs detailed enrich and explain details from the time and help one understand the writing more clearly.



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