Lesson 1 (from Volume 1: Of the London Street-folk)
Setting. This book is a study conducted on the streets of London between 1860 and 1937.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will research London during the time of this book, focusing especially on the poor, writing a brief paper on their findings.
2. Class discussion. Was the plight of the street people in London a result of the city itself or the time? Were other large cities at this time have the same situation as London? How is London in this era different from London today?
3. Group work. With research, groups will compare New York City in this era to London, noting the differences and similarities in the street people.
4. Class writing. Following the group work, students will write a brief paper explaining if they would rather have lived in London or New York in this era and why.
Lesson 2 (from Volume 1: Of the London Street-folk)
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