Ignorance and Want
Kind of Activity:
Think about how Dickens' story applies to the present-day
Common Core Standards:
This stave contains one of the most memorable sections of the chapter, where Dickens' Ghost of Christmas Present has two children emerge from his robes, Ignorance and Want. Have students write a short non-fiction investigative essay about the manifestations of Ignorance and Want in their community. Where would these children live today? Students may consult http://www.povertyusa.org/the-state-of-poverty/poverty-map-state/, a poverty map of the United States, or...
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