A Series of Unfortunate Events Essay & Project Ideas

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1. Often, the Baudelaires end up doing adult work like keeping house for Count Olaf or working at the sawmill. Children used to do such work. Research the history of child labor. When and where did laws come into place limiting children working? Why? Does child labor still exist in some places in the world?

2. Find out how one would become a herpetologist (like Uncle Monty in the second book). What training would it take, and what kind of work would a herpetologist do?

3. The Baudelaires learn to cook puttanesca sauce in the first book. Find a recipe you would like to make, and write it down. If you can, try it out, and report how it went. See if you can find a cookbook for children, and tell about it.

4. Klaus becomes hypnotized in The Miserable Mill. Do a report on hypnosis, what it is...

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