Morals and Motives
Kind of Activity:
to understand how Alice's story was a departure from extant children's literature
Common Core Standards:
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a children's story, but it is not exactly a fairy tale. Working together as a class, engage the students in discussion of their favorite fairy tales and how they differ from Alice's story. Grimm's fairy tales were extremely popular in Carroll's day after they were published in an illustrated form in the 1820s. Other fairy tales, and some mostly-forgotten moralistic children's books, would...
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