May 19, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Alice in Wonderland 150: Lesson Plan and Resources – Part 1

Let’s get ‘curiouser and curiouser’ this year, and start celebrating Lewis Carroll’s fascinating classic, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The novel was first published 150 years ago in 1865 with Sir John Tenniel’s famous original illustrations  Who was Alice? What do we … Continue reading

March 31, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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‘Twelve Years a Slave’ Interactive Lesson Plan

When 12 Years a Slave, the film adaptation of the 1853 autobiographical slave narrative memoir came out in the cinemas in 2013 (directed by Steve McQueen), it was an immediate success. It received a total number of 206 awards and umpteen more … Continue reading

March 26, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Black Beauty Interactive Lesson Plan

Do you like horses and horse riding? How much do you know about these animals? Anna Sewell’s much-loved novel, Black Beauty (1877), introduces us to the world of horses through the adventurous stories of Black Beauty, and his friends, Ginger … Continue reading

November 27, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Literary Time Travel 3: Back to mid-19th century London with Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist.

In our Literary Time Travel series after visiting the 18th century with Jonathan Swift and Lemuel Gulliver, the early 19th century with Jane Austen and Emma, we are now in the mid-19th century  right in the heart of  Victorian London. … Continue reading

December 19, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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An Interactive Christmas Lesson with Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol Special

We all look forward to teaching Dickens as it is always a memorable and exciting experience. Reading A Christmas Carol is a great way to introduce our students to the world of Dickens with his unforgettable characters and his realistic vision of … Continue reading