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A Christmas Carol: Charles Dickens

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.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

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?

Charles Dickens | Short Biographies


Charles Dickens | eBooks

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Charles Dickens | Videos

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"Anne Rice talks about one of her favorite authors, Charles Dickens"(Bibliography, 2014)


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In text reference / citation: Bibliography (2012) or (Bibliography, 2012)
Bibliography / Reference list: Biography, (2014). Anne Rice on Charles Dickens | BIO Shorts [eVideo]. Retrieved from

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