Key Stage Four
Great Expectations is one of Dickens’s best loved and critically acclaimed works. Using the text, objects and documents from our own archival collection, pupils will explore aspects of Dicken’s own life and experiences that may have influenced this work. In particular they will focus on one of Dickens’s more notorious and memorable characters – Miss Havisham; looking again at whether the common perceptions about her are justified…or not!
Through a consideration of the text and archival material held here at Doughty Street, pupils will extend their knowledge of A Christmas Carol, by considering how Dickens used the story’s themes and characters to highlight what he saw as some of the most pressing social problems and issues in the Victorian Britain of his day.
Join us on a tour around the Charles Dickens Museum from the comfort of your own classroom!
In this session, pupils will explore excerpts from Charles Dickens’s fiction and non-fiction writing, in order to explore poverty in the Victorian era and Dickens’s life and work as a social reformer.
In this engaging session, pupils look at a variety of archival resources and ephemera from our collection at Doughty Street to build up a picture of justice, crime and punishment in Victorian Britain through the eyes of man committed to social justice and reform.
Discover where Charles Dickens lived, wrote and entertained as you explore his Bloomsbury family home.
Immerse yourself in a Victorian family Christmas!
Designed for SEND students, this session explores the family home of Charles Dickens where he lived, wrote and entertained.