I’ve shared how I am a member of several Shelockian societies. My local society, The Crew of the Barque Lone Star, has a project to introduce Sherlock Holmes to younger audiences. They are working in collaboration with The Beacon Society as well as other persons interested in Sherlock Holmes and Victorian England. Some very dedicated people have taken my essays and combined with the characters from their comic strip “Baker Street Elementary” to create a series of short presentations on the Victorian England, narrated by a young Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
If you are a teacher or have someone you’d like to introduce to Sherlock Holmes, I would encourage you to check out this site. There are already more than fifty presentations available–on a variety of subjects.
I hope you’ll check out the site and see all the interesting topics available!
The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England
Step back to 1895 England.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories are full of references to everyday Victorian activities and events that send the twenty-first century reader running to
the reference shelf. Few, for example, are intimately acquainted with the responsibilities of a country squire, the importance of gentlemen’s clubs, or the intricacies of the Victorian monetary system. These short essays explore various aspects of life mentioned in the original stories, providing modern-day insight into the nineteenth century world. Untangle the complexities of inheritance, the significance of “Dr.” in front of “Watson,” the importance of segregating the queen bee, and the dispute over the delivery of letters addressed to 221B Baker Street. Such examinations bring deeper meaning and color to the adventures of the world’s most famous consulting detective.