Queen Victoria, Charles Dickins, Dr. John Snow

Jun 25 - Jun 28
morning / afternoon

Students will learn about the Victorian era in both the United Kingdom and United States, including literature and science. We’ll start with three remarkable people from that time:

  • Queen Victoria gave her name to almost an entire century, reigning as queen from 1837-1901. Her desire to show off lace led to brides wearing white for their weddings and her many children married into royal families all over the continent. The Victorian era had extremes of poverty and technological achievements.
  • Charles Dickens wrote about the poverty in such stark terms that Dickensian came to mean writing about “poor social conditions.”
  • Less well known is Dr. John Snow, who used logic and a map to determine the source of a cholera epidemic in London.

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