• Charles Dickens/ Christmas Carol/ Industrial Revolution Project Support Page


    The videos below are more about C. Dickens and the England.  Scroll down to find more about a general idea of the Industrial Revolution and/or the events in the US at the same time. (They are VERY SIMILAR)

    This page will contain links, information etc. that might assist with the Christmas Carol Project.  I will update it whenever I find new information to assist you.  If you find a website that is not listed, email it to me and I'll review and add it here for all to use.

     

    This is a brief video from YouTube about Charles Dickens' house.

     

    This video is excellent and gets into Mr. Dickens' background and his personality.  It's about 10 minutes long.

     

    This video is over 45 minutes long and is a bit more complicated but it tours all of the places that he lived and worked that are still around today.  Its the first of a two part series for British TV.

     

    This video pair is extremely interesting.  It tells how so much of what we think of at Christmas time was actually brought to us from Dickens' story and how it completely changed the celebration of Christmas (part 1)  and here's the second part into what we know today.

     

    This video is excellent as it discusses and shows the reasons why Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in the first place.  It talks about the misery he saw and wanted to change through his books.  The video was done for British TV and isn't always the easiest to follow so you might want to have a grown up nearby to help explain some things.

     

    This is an absolutely cool video.  It was shot as if Charles Dickens had a modern day TV show of his own.  It tells the story of the way workhouses were run and what they were really all about.  It is very interesting and done in a very clever way.

     

    The scene in this link is the visit of Marley to Scrooge.  It's one movie maker's view of it.  You'll need to decide how well it matches what is in your own mind as we read.  Here's another... What do you think?  Which is better?


    The videos below are more focused on the US in the Industrial Revolution

     

    This video is a basic explanation of the Industrial Revolution-for Kids.  There's quite a few facts here for you to use though. 

    This video is about 20 minutes long and provides a lot more insight into the Industrial Revolution with some excellent photographs included.

    Here is another 20 minute long video.  Is a bit more advanced but includes a better idea of the downside to the industrial revolution.  You might want to have an adult with you to help you with some of the vocabulary.

     

    This short video is about some of the machine inventions that made things faster, easier, cheaper etc.

    This video is about the invention of mills to make clothing faster and how it changed the lives of people.

    Here's a link to the video we began in class about Children in the Industrial Revolution