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A Christmas Carol Teaching Unit
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- Discuss the time frame in this story. When does it start, when does it end, and how much time goes by?
- Why do you suppose Dickens called his book A Christmas Carol?
- Although young Ebenezer Scrooge seems like a fine young man, he changes as he grows older. Why does he become so callous and hardhearted, and what point is Dickens making in presenting this change in Scrooge? What does Scrooge’s changed attitude at the end reflect?
- After you have read this story, what would you infer is Dickens’ attitude about organized religion?
- Was Jacob Marley’s character important or extraneous to this story?
- Describe the author’s depiction of Tiny Tim.
- Point out examples of symbolism you see in this story.
- Satire is an exposing and ridiculing of vice and folly. With this idea in mind, what aspect of society or individuals is Dickens satirizing?
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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 Muliple-choice and essay test with answer key Introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.