4t ESO

Webquest Oliver Twist

Subject: English

Level 2º ciclo d’ESO

OLIVER TWIST WEBQUEST

Introduction:

Hello everybody!

Have you ever thought about how life was in the 19th century?

Let’s find it out through this webquest.

Just by discovering how Charles Dicken’s life was through the life of Oliver Twist.

Ready? Let’s start!

Tasks

You have to do some activities, answer the questionaire and do a project about different themes concerning this period,

you can get information from the resources given above.

  • First answer this questionaire about Charles Dickens

    1- DICKENS’ LIFE

    1. When was he born?

  • 2. Why didn’t he go to school at the age of ten? 
  • 3. What happened to his father in 1824? and why ?
  • 4. Where did Dickens work then? 5. Was that period important in his life?

    6. Where did he go to live with his wife? 

  • 7. How many children did he have? 
  • 8. Did he always stay in England? 9. When did he die? and how old was he? 10. Where is he buried?

    2-  Oliver Twist

    Find 4 reasons why he was not happy

    ……………………………………………………………………………….

    ……………………………………………………………………………….

    ……………………………………………………………………………….

    ……………………………………………………………………………….

    3- How was life in Victorian England? What was a workhouse?

    4- Write 10 words you found difficult in the book

    5- Write a few typical expressions from that time.

    6- Find the names of the peeople who is the description for:

    The cleverest of Fagin’s young picpockets

    A brutal professional burgler brought up in Fagin’s gang

    An orphan born in the workhouse

    One of Fagin’s pickpockets

    A criminal who trains homeless children to pick pockets

    Mr. Sawerberry’s mean wife

    a well-off gentlement who is Oliver’s first benefactor

    Mr. Brownlow’s kindhearted housekeeper

    The undertaker where Oliver is apprenticed

    A pompous beadle who symbolizes self-righteounsess, greed, hypocrisy and folly.

    A charity boy who bullies and mistreats Oliver

    A young prostitute and Bill Sikes’ lover

    Process

1-You are going to work individually and

you will look for information about the different aspects we ask you.


2- Search for the information using the links we provide you and

look for the most important information.


3- Make a summary of the information (try to use your own words)

4- Prepare your work, you can include the information you have found and

some interesting images.

Resorces

Here you have different links where you can search for the information

we ask you.

LIFE IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND
http://www.aboutbritain.com/articles/life-in-victorian-england.asp
http://www.victorianweb.org/vn/victor4.html

http://www.hiddenlives.org.uk/articles/poverty.html

http://www.judandk.force9.co.uk/workhouse.html

WHAT DID THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION MEAN FOR POOR PEOPLE?
http://www.nettlesworth.durham.sch.uk/time/victorian/vindust.html


CHILD LABOUR
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/victorians/flash/full_flash.shtml
http://ecole.pagespro-orange.fr/college.saintebarbe/victoria/children.htm

MAIN CHARACTERS

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/oliver/characters.html

DICKENS LIFE VIDEO
http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bleakhouse/animation.shtml


DICKENS LIFE
http://www.fathom.com/course/21701768/session1.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/olivertwist/dickens_timeline_text.html

Evaluation

Students will be evaluated by the teacher:
-Individual Evaluation rubric :
Each student will be graded on the following aspects: Presentation and elaboration

of project work, oral presentation and class discussion.
-Team work evaluation rubric:
The teams will be evaluated in different areas: Balanced discussion within the team,

Organization, Focus on the topic, Accuracy of the facts,Creativity, collaboration,

Resolution and Interest.

Conclusion

Through this webquest you have learnt more about Victorian times

and Dickens’life and work.
Now you are ready to discuss in class your opinion about the book and

if you think Dickens tries to show part of his life and how Victorian

way of life was.

 




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