Welcome to your Web Quest on-line research task for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens!
Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits
A Christmas Carol WebQuest
You have just read and viewed an adapted version of the classic novel, A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens. The novel includes many references to things that may be strange to you, including such items as a Plum Pudding, bed-curtains, and others. Here’s a chance to become an expert on A Christmas Carol, Dickens’ life, and the Victorian times in which he lived.
- Answer the following questions by visiting various sites on the Internet. 10 points for each question answered correctly.
- When you are finished gathering notes, write out the answers in full sentences. Revise and write a final copy, with a proper heading.
- Hand in to teacher for a grade.
- Due Date: No later than December 18, 2016.
Process: Answer each question below. Locate your answers by visiting the links provided. These links are your sources. Be patient, read, and gather information by taking notes.
- The story takes place during the Victorian Era – a period of history from 1837-1901 during the reign of the Queen Victoria. Where is Camden Town located? Be specific. Dickens’ London Map.
- Tiny Tim was a little boy who had an illness which made it difficult for him to walk without a crutch. What disease did he have? Dickens’ Christmas Page Hint: scroll down to Tiny Tim’s Ailment.
- When Scrooge is asked to donate money to the poor, he refuses and asks, “Are there no prisons? And Union workhouses?” What is a Union Workhouse? What was it like? What did they eat? Check out Union Workhouses and The union workhouse, a history & resource.
- Plum Pudding and Smoking Bishop are two treats mentioned in A Christmas Carol. What are their main ingredients? What did they make it in? Dickens’ Christmas Page . The information can be found in the left column. Scroll down – you’ll find it!
- Visit this website and select six or more important events in Charles Dickens’ life. Place the events on a timeline in correct order. Charles Dickens: A Chronology of his Life
- Create a list of at least 5 hardships that child laborers (Working Children) faced during Victorian Times. Child Labor
- Back in the Victorian era, their coins were called: pound, shilling, and pence. Scrooge paid his worker “fifteen shilling a week.” What could you buy with that? Scroll down to find “Fifteen Bob a week” A Christmas Carol
- Scrooge was afraid to move the “bed curtains” for fear he would see another spirit. What are “bed curtains”? Interior Design/Bedrooms
- Back then, parlor games where played at holiday gatherings. Scrooge watches as his nephew and guests play, “Twenty Guesses.” Explain how this game is played. Victorian Parlor Games
- Visit Victorian Christmas Menus. Create a menu for Christmas Dinner.
Assessment: Below details how your work will be evaluated.
- Each question is worth 10 points.
- Your responses will be evaluated on the following:
- All questions are answered completely.
- All questions are answered in complete sentences.
- There are no misspelled words.
- The answers are written neatly.
- The answers are turned in on time.
- Sources are cited on a separate page titled, “Works/Sources Cited.”