The Hound of the Baskervilles


  • The Hound of the Baskervilles 1: Meet Sherlock Holmes

    Students investigate the iconic and much-beloved character of Sherlock Holmes, as well as the mystery genre, in this excerpt from MASTERPIECE’s 2002 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. As students are introduced to Holmes, they use their own analytical skills to understand the methods and characteristics of the famous detective, the history of the mystery genre, and why Sherlock Holmes, in particular, has continued to fascinate and engage audiences. See Teaching Tips for how to use the video in the classroom. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles 2: The Mysterious Moor

    Students examine the importance of setting in this excerpt about the moors, from MASTERPIECE’s 2002 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. The legend of the hound that haunts the mysterious landscape of Dartmoor captured Arthur Conan Doyle’s imagination. As students study the setting, they are also introduced to the cunning villain of the story, Stapleton, and what happens when the civilized Sherlock Holmes must solve a mystery set against such a wild and turbulent backdrop. See Teaching Tips for how to use the video in the classroom. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles 3: The Séance

    Students explore the advantages and disadvantages of adapting a classic work for the screen in this excerpt from MASTERPIECE’s 2002 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles. Using a scene that was created especially for the film, students also learn about the themes of Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes stories—the struggle between the rational and the irrational, and the value of scientific thought versus the power of legend and superstition. See Teaching Tips for how to use the video in the classroom. This resource is part of the MASTERPIECE Collection.

    Grades: 9-13+

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