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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Teaching Unit
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- Discuss the type of humor in this story and why it was appealing to ten-year-olds in Victorian times and is appealing to adults and children today. Cite incidents from the story to support your answer.
- Select two social issues important during the time period in which Carroll wrote this book. Cite incidents from the story illustrating how he pokes fun at these issues.
- Why do you think Carroll chose to make a cat the one character in Wonderland that is most helpful to Alice?
- When Alice fi rst arrives in Wonderland, she insults everyone she speaks with, but eventually she learns how to speak with the animals without insulting them. Discuss how these interactions mirror Alice’s real life.
- What makes Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland a coming-of-age story?
- Why do you think Carroll chose to make the characters and situatios in Wonderland illogical and deliberately misleading?
- What are the major themes of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.