British Library
Mon 7 Feb 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Provided By Stagetext
A Christmas Carol In Context: Free CPD For GCSE English Literature Teachers image

Join Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature John Bowen, Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize winner Alex Wheatle and teacher-author Mary Hind-Portley for this one hour workshop.
Explore how Dickens’ childhood experiences, research and work as a journalist shaped his understanding of social inequality and injustice, and how this can speak to young readers today.
• John Bowen will talk about Dickens and his times, social injustice – and ghosts!
• Alex Wheatle will discuss Dickens as an inspiration and explore the key contemporary issues that might inform his writing if he were alive today.
• Mary Hind-Portley will share ready-to-teach classroom ideas using rich non-fiction sources from The British Library’s Discovering Literature website.
Following the event, delegates will receive a digital resource pack, collated by Mary Hind-Portley, featuring practical teaching ideas for a range of Discovering Literature collection items.
Image: A Christmas Carol in prose. Being a Ghost-story of Christmas … With illustrations by John Leech. 1843. The British Library.