Through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s gripping Sherlock Holmes' mystery, students will learn:
Background Information: Gothic Fiction.
Author Biography: Learn more about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Before-You-Read Activities: geographical terms, video documentaries on moors, Dartmoor historical research, folk legends, dog breed research.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: characterization, alliteration, consonance, assonance, repetition, narrator, facts & probabilities, imagery, allusion, tongue-in-cheek humor, in context, mood, liminality, similes, metaphors, verbs, epistolary fiction, anthropomorphism, fact vs. opinion, foreshadowing, synonym, antonym, irony, poetic justice, pathetic fallacy, hubris, protagonist, conflict, theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Qualities to admire, misfortune and suffering, spiritual battle, deceit, darkness & light, judging others, Pharisees, responsibility for one’s own actions, care for prisoners, doing good, love.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Geography and Dartmoor, Devon, England, legends, dog breeds, phrenology, mapping, memory games, Discussion about self-confidence, design & typesetting, British peerage system, Biblical perseverance study, Detective dime novels, South African gold, history research paper, architectural 3-D project, Science photographic butterfly collection, epistolary fiction, journaling, creative writing, multiple class discussion topics, wordsearch, 19th century women’s professions, painters, phosphorus, abuse, field trip, community resources and volunteer opportunities.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Movie suggestions included.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
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