Educator Resources for Charles Dickens

Bah, humbug! If you’ve ever heard the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, then you know a bit about British novelist Charles Dickens. In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby will fill you in on the rest of Dickens’ story! You’ll learn why he had to work to support his family at the age of 12, and how that experience influenced his writing. You’ll find out how a book of humorous sketches of English life put him on the literary map, and how he became one of England’s best-known authors. Finally, you’ll learn a little bit about some of Dickens’ most famous novels and how he used his writing to awaken readers to the dangers of poverty and class discrimination. Don’t be Pecksniffian--click on this movie!