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Language Arts, Social Studies  


9, 10, 11, 12  

Title – Charles Dickens Internet Scavenger Hunt
By – Amy Friedl
Primary Subject – Language Arts
Secondary Subjects – Social Studies
Grade Level – 9-12

Below is a fun Internet Scavenger Hunt you can use with your class while studying about Charles Dickens and Great Expectations! Students will have to browse the Internet sites at the links below to find the answers to the questions. In case some of the Internet sites have disappeared, you may need to look for other websites where students can find some of the answers.

Great Expectations and Charles Dickens Web Scavenger Hunt

Number your paper 1-10 and read each question below. After reading, click on the link in that question to find the answer. You may need to do some searching once you arrive at the site, but you will find the answer to the question.

All answers must be in complete sentences to be considered for full credit!

(For easier navigating, right-click on the link and click “Open in new window.” This will allow you to close out of your link and still have this window up on your screen.)

1. From when to when did Charles Dickens live?

2. Name two contemporaries (people who lived at the same time) of Dickens. One must be from the fields of Science/Technology/Economy/Discovery and the other must be from Culture/Philosophy/Art/Music/Poetry. Both names must be ones that you already recognize.

3. Charles Dickens’ adult home was called Bleak House . In what year was it built and what was it once called?

4. At what age did Charles Dickens start working in a boot-blacking factory?

5. Put the following six events in chronological order , assigning the proper year to each event: Great Expectations is published.

  • Charles Dickens born on February 7th
  • A Christmas Carol is published.
  • Falls in love with Maria Beadnell
  • Second visit to America
  • Marries Catherine Hogarth

6. Before Parliamentary acts were passed to regulate working, how many hours per day did most children work?

7. Skim Chadwick’s Report on Sanitary Conditions and describe, in your own words, the sanitation condition of London in 1842.

8. Describe the concept of The Gentleman and the type of people who might belong to this social class.

9. Name a character in a Dickens novel who was based on himself.

10. How many movies (or TV series) have been created based on a novel or story written by Charles Dickens?

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