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JACK THE RIPPER

 

(Updated on 03/12/2014)


 

 


Resources - History - Maps -
PowerPoint Presentations -
Interactive exercises - Exercises to print - Lesson plans - Webquests -
Cartoons - Videos

 


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Resources :

 

  • Jack the Ripper (activehistory.co.uk)
    Audio-Visual resources / Interactive exercises / Worksheets / External Links


History :

  • Jack the Ripper (?)
    "The identity of the killer of five - or possibly six - women in the East End of London in 1888 has remained a mystery, but the case has continued to horrify and fascinate.
    Between August and November 1888,the Whitechapel area of London was the scene of five brutal murders.
    The killer was dubbed 'Jack the Ripper'. All the women murdered were prostitutes, and all except for one - Elizabeth Stride - were horribly mutilated...
    There has been much speculation as to the identity of the killer. It has been suggested that he or she was a doctor or butcher...
    One theory links the murders with Queen Victoria's grandson, Prince Albert Victor, also known as the Duke of Clarence..."

    (BBC)
  • Jack the Ripper (Wikipedia)
    1 Victims 1.1 The canonical five victims 1.2 Other possible victims
    2 Goulston Street graffiti
    3 Ripper letters
    4 Investigation
    5 Media
    6 Suspects
    7 Jack the Ripper in popular culture...


  • The Enduring Mystery of Jack the Ripper (met.police.uk)
    Suspects / The crimes / Non-Ripper murders / The name / The message on the wall / The hype /
    Inquests fuel press speculation / The panic subsides / The files and other source material

 

  • Casebook : Jack the Ripper (casebook.org)
    Victims - Suspects - Witnesses - Ripper Letters - Police Officials - Official Documents - Press Reports -
    Victorian London - Message Boards - Ripper Media - Authors - Dissertations - Timelines
    Games & Diversions - Photo Archive


Maps :

 

 

PowerPoint Presentations :

 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

 

  • Jack the Ripper (activehistory.co.uk)
    Audio-Visual resources / Interactive exercises / Worksheets / External Links

 

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

  • Jack the Ripper (activehistory.co.uk)
    Audio-Visual resources / Interactive exercises / Worksheets / External Links
    - What was the East End like in 1888?
    - Who were Jack's victims?
    - What did Jack look like?
    - What was Jack's personality like?
    - Other evidence about Jack
    - Who was Jack the Ripper?
    - Consequences of the murders
    - Maxi-sourcework assessment
    - Mini-Sourcework exercise on Jack the Ripper


Lesson plans :

  • Jack The Ripper: Historian as Detective - Worksheet + Tutorial
    "A multipurpose lesson (or two or three) that acquaints students with the basic principles of historical methodology. The powerpoint asks and answers key questions on the Ripper case while the handout engages the students in a series of tasks that challenges them and embeds historical skills. The questions increase in difficulty from questions on primary and secondary sources to cross-referencing and finally historical research."

    (tes.co.uk)

 

Webquests :

 

Cartoons :

 

VIDEOS :

 

  • Jack the Ripper - VIDEO (channel.nationalgeographic.com)
    "Hear about the first of Jack the Ripper's killings."