The Hound of the Baskervilles Teacher's Guide
Using the Online Teacher's Guide
This guide will help you develop questions, activities, and teaching strategies for The Hound of the Baskervilles. It can also be used when teaching the mystery genre, as well as media studies.
In the Classroom
Using the film and book as part of the classroom curriculum.
Suggestions for dividing the film into three or four viewing segments.
An overview of the story.
The Era of Sherlock Holmes
Activities to help students understand the late Victorian era in which the Sherlock Holmes stories are set.
Before Viewing Questions
Discussion questions and activities to prepare students before they view the film.
After Viewing Questions
Questions and activities to explore the story and film.
Sherlock Holmes as Icon
Questions and activities that explore the ways in which Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the classic detective in Sherlock Holmes.
Novel to Film
Questions and activities that require students to compare and contrast the story and the film of The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The Mystery Genre
This section contains a brief history of the detective novel and questions and activities that explore the genre.
This graphic organizer can be used as students watch or read The Hound of the Baskervilles. It can also be used to track suspects and clues in other classic detective stories.
Suggested books for students and teachers.
Recommended Web sites for students and teachers.
Excerpts from The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Off-Air Taping Rights
Educators may tape The Hound of the Baskervilles and use it in the classroom for one year after broadcast.
In the Classroom | Viewing Strategies | Plot Summary
The Era of Sherlock Holmes | Before Viewing Questions
After Viewing Questions | Sherlock Holmes as Icon
Novel into Film | The Mystery Genre | Detective's Log | Resources
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