Why Sherlock Holmes in the Classroom?
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most recognizable figures in literature. Beloved by generations of readers, the character has been renewed and reinterpreted countless times in popular culture, a testament to the enduring quality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories and their unforgettable hero.
Sherlock Holmes has inspired generations of thinkers to use deductive reasoning and apply it to modern sciences. The Sherlock Holmes stories can provoke rich classroom discussions relating to literature, history, science, technology, and psychology, making them an ideal subject for multidisciplinary study.