Lesson 1 (from Section 1, A Scandal in Bohemia)
Section 1, A Scandal in Bohemia
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sets his mysteries of Sherlock Holmes mainly in London in the late 19th century, commonly known as the Victorian Era. This lesson will explore the setting of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" and analyze the effect setting has on the plot.
1-Writing warm up: After reading "A Scandal in Bohemia," what do you know about the setting of the short story?
2- Jigsaw: Divide "A Scandal in Bohemia" into various sections dependent on the size of the class. Each group could take between one and three pages. Have small groups review their assigned section taking notes on the details of the setting. Have each group report out on the information they found describing the setting.
3-Class discussion: Lead a class discussion by asking the class the following questions:
• Where do the majority of the short stories...
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