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A Christmas Carol: Overview

Year 7 English : Language [VCELA] Literature [VCELT] Literacy [VCELY]

Kerferd Library A Christmas Carol

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

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Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities

Enduring Understandings

The students will understand more about the lives of the impoverished. They will learn about the Industrial Revolution and how this has contributed to economic inequalities. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of the welfare state.

The students will understand how literature can foster empathy for groups of people who have very different experiences from their own.

Essential Questions
  • What are the causes of poverty?
  • How do we react to those who need extra care?
  • What support systems do we have in place for those experiencing inequality?

A Christmas Carol | Keywords

Level 1Keywords
Click on the terms to access a simple definition from Lexico, the online Oxford Dictionary.

Benevolence, Carol, Dickensian, Garret, Humbug, Misanthropic, Penitence, Phantom, Remorse, Scrooge, Spectre, Unhallowed

A Christmas Carol | LitChart Study Guide

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A Christmas Carol | Easy Reads

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A Christmas Carol | Audio Books

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A Christmas Carol | Videos

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"The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered wedding dress. The stone-hearted miser plagued by the ghost of Christmas past. More than a century after his death, these remain recognizable figures from the work of Charles Dickens. But what are the features of Dickens’ writing that make it so special? Iseult Gillespie investigates. (TED-Ed, 2017)


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In text reference / citation: Gillespie (2017) or (Gillespie, 2017)
Bibliography / Reference list: Gillespie, I., (2017). Why should you read Charles Dickens? [eVideo] TED-Ex. Retrieved from

A Christmas Carol | Curriculum Alignment

Level 1Victorian CurriculumAustralian Curriculum AlignmentThis Mentone Girls' Grammar School LibGuide supports the following Australian and / or Victorian curriculum outcomes.

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