Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Is the Queen of Hearts a misunderstood monarch or an unchecked tyrant? A video from a series on villainous characters examines how Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland paints the Queen of Hearts as the ultimate power-hungry villain.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Align the video with other examples of characters and/or historical figures who have been driven to villainy through their pursuit of power
  • Host a class discussion in which they name their favorite villains from movies or books, and vote for the most villainous of all
Classroom Considerations
  • The topic for the video is more provocative than the substance of the video itself; use the question of the Queen's degree of power as a springboard for further class discussion
  • Part of a series on literary villains, which is available with a PBS membership
  • An entertaining way to approach a classic novel
  • Short length makes the video versatile for multiple class settings
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