Allow students to research the style of dress worn by the characters in Far from the Madding Crowd. Arrange for a day in class where students can recreate and wear their own interpretations of period dress.
Write an obituary for one of the characters in Far from the Madding Crowd (whether the character dies or not in the story). What qualities would this character be remembered for?
Food and Drink
Conduct research on the food and drink described in the narrative and recreate one of these dishes for class. Students may set aside a day for a Victorian English pot-luck.
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the novel and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the novel.
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