TED-Ed Lesson Examines Sherlock Holmes

By Maryann Yin 

Who’s your favorite fictional detective? The TED-Ed team has crafted a lesson discussing the evolution of Sherlock Holmes.

The animated video embedded above examines some the sleuth’s most famous characteristics including his drug use, his partnership with Dr. Watson, and his enemy Professor Moriarty. Over at the TED-Ed website, viewers can access a quiz, a discussion board, and more resources.

For more learning and fun, check out these TED-Ed video lessons on “how to write fiction that comes alive,” the hero’s journey, and the oxford comma. Click here to download a free digital copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.