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SUBJECTS — World/England; Literature/England;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Spousal Abuse; Crime;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Caring.
Age: 10+; Not Rated; Drama; 1948; 116 minutes; Color.
Oliver Twist is Charles Dickens' classic tale of life among the poor and criminal elements in London during the early nineteenth century. One subplot of the story involves a young woman who is beaten and killed by her boyfriend when she tries to protect Oliver.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Oliver Twist helps teachers introduce children to life in London as experienced by the poor at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, compare social services then and now, and discuss some of the issues involved in spousal abuse.
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Oliver Twist is part of the cultural fabric of our society. It is a central tale of the mistreatment of children at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in the early 19th century.
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As shown in the movie, what efforts did English society in the nineteenth century take to protect and nurture orphans and children of the poor? What are some of the steps taken by our society to permit children to develop their full potential?
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