ERIC Number: ED446334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
"Oliver Twist": A Teacher's Guide.
Cashion, Carol; Fischer, Diana
This teacher's guide for public television's 3-part adaptation of Charles Dickens's "Oliver Twist" provides information that will help enrich students' viewing of the series, whether or not they read the novel. The guide includes a wide range of discussion and activity ideas; there is also a series Web site and a list of Web resources. Informational material in the guide includes a section about looking at film; a section called "From Novel to Film"; biographical material on Charles Dickens; and a section about Victorian England. The guide presents viewing strategies for each of the three episodes and gives suggestions for keeping viewing journals. It also organizes the discussion questions and activities (both pre-viewing and post-viewing) by episodes and features a thematic focus for each episode: Love and Marriage in Victorian England (Episode I); Poverty, Identity, and Destiny (Episode II); and Cowardice, Courage, and Redemption (Episode III). (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classics (Literature), English Literature, Learning Activities, Literary Criticism, Novels, Public Television, Reader Response, Secondary Education, Teaching Guides, Television Viewing, Thematic Approach, Units of Study
Educational Print and Outreach, WGBH, 125 Western Ave., Boston, MA 02134. Tel: 617-492-2777, ext. 3848; Web site: http://www.wgbh.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.