A Christmas Carol In Context: Free CPD For GCSE English Literature Teachers

, 16:00 – 17:00 FREE
This is an image of the cover of a Christmas Carol book by Charles Dickens. The book seems to be made of a dark leather with the title and name of the author written in gold and surrounded by gold leaves.
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Fresh ideas for teaching A Christmas Carol in context, drawing on The British Library’s rich Discovering Literature website.

Join Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature John Bowen, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winner Alex Wheatle and teacher-author Mary Hind-Portley for this one hour workshop.

Explore how Dickens’ childhood experiences, research and work as a journalist shaped his understanding of social inequality and injustice, and how this can speak to young readers today.

  • John Bowen will talk about Dickens and his times, social injustice - and ghosts!
  • Alex Wheatle will discuss Dickens as an inspiration and explore the key contemporary issues that might inform his writing if he were alive today.
  • Mary Hind-Portley will share ready-to-teach classroom ideas using rich non-fiction sources from The British Library's Discovering Literature website.

Following the event, delegates will receive a digital resource pack, collated by Mary Hind-Portley, featuring practical teaching ideas for a range of Discovering Literature collection items.

Image: A Christmas Carol in prose. Being a Ghost-story of Christmas ... With illustrations by John Leech. 1843. The British Library.



Age group: Teachers
When: , 16:00 – 17:00
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Online
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