Kind of Activity:
Students will explore the rituals of Victorian high society by hosting a traditional English tea party.
Common Core Standards:
To celebrate the completion of The Importance of Being Earnest while immersing students further in the customs of Victorian high society, host an afternoon tea for your class. Break the class into small groups prior to the day of the event. Assign each group the responsibility of researching and procuring different elements of the tea—the tea itself, sandwiches, cakes, etc. Another group should be responsible for preparing the classroom for the event. On the...
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