Burke and Hare
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to understand the influence of current events on popular fiction
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.2
Provide the students with written material (for example, the notes from the Penguin edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror) confirming that "The Body Snatcher" was inspired by a true 19th-century criminal scandal: the murderers Burke and Hare sold the corpses of their victims to the later-notorious anatomy professor Knox.
Students should be divided into...
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