If your older students love detective and mystery stories they will love learning about Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Holmes is probably one of the most popular detectives ever written about. His character is well known around the world for his analytical skills and his ability to sort through very complex clues to solve a crime. He is one of the most famous private eyes! This character was created by author Arthur Conan Doyle who lived in London.
If your children want to learn more about Sherlock Holmes or to do a unit study on detectives, I have compiled a list of resources and printables for you to use in your homeschool!
Read about the history of Sherlock Holmes HERE.
All of the Sherlock Holmes stories are based in Victorian England. Learn about Sherlock Holmes as the Victorian Gentleman HERE.
Here are lesson plans from Lesson Planet to go along with unit studies and Sherlock Holmes books:
Sherlock Holmes Printables:
Websites about Sherlock Holmes:
The Sherlock Holmes Museum Library has a page full of links on Sherlock Holmes where you can read about cases, do a word search, literary information, history of the Metropolitan Police, view Sherlock Holmes stamps of the world and much more!
Discovering Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes has an author biography page and free Sherlock Holmes Adventures downloadable short stories.
The Sherlock Holmes Memorabilia Company is a website where you can view vintage Sherlock Holmes collectibles, as well as learn about the history of Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlockian is devoted to everything Sherlock Holmes. There is so much information on this site. You can learn about all of the original stories, learn about Holmes and Watson, and Victorian England. You can learn about all of the different tv shows, games and merchandise. There is even a complete page devoted to Teaching Sherlock Holmes.
Here are some Sherlock Holmes books and games that would go great with a unit study:
Sherlock Holmes Collection: The Complete Stories and Novels on Kindle 99 Cents
Sherlock Holmes The Card Game
Classic Starts™: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes
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