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Literary Censorship and Banned Books Lesson Mini Unit
Want to teach students about banned books and the perils of censorship? Try this engaging mini unit on literary censorship with regards to banned and challenged books. This unit is perfect for September as it is Banned Books Month, for a genre study, for an independent novel study, for a common lite
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Censorship Activity and Discussion Guide
This assignment gives the students a detailed definition of censorship and the various types of censorship prevalent in our society today. Once students have a basic familiarity with the idea of censorship, and the rationale behind it, they assess their own viewpoint on the issue. Oftentimes, my s
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Propaganda and Censorship - Article and Activities for Grades 6-12
Perfect activities for introducing the 7 types of propaganda and censorship! Use before or during your teaching of Animal Farm, 1984, Among the Hidden, Brave New World, The Hunger Games and many other texts, in a lesson about World War II, or all by itself for a fun, interactive look at propaganda
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Censorship and Propaganda during the Blitz in World War Two.
During war information can be portrayed in different ways for different needs. Governments use propaganda and censorship to control what the public sees. This was the case in Britain during World War Two. This lesson looks at some of the things that were hidden and some of the information and idea
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Censorship (Intro Fahrenheit 451)
This is a small group activity that introduces students to the topic of censorship. Students research question related to censorship then assemble an artifact to demonstrate their learning. I have included a list of websites for students to use; when I last updated this activity, the websites were
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Banned Books Week Bundle (3 Days): Analyzing arguments for & against censorship
These lessons can work as a standalone mini-unit to introduce students to Banned Books Week and censorship, or it can be incorporated into a larger unit about censorship. In the first lesson, students consider why people censor, examine a list of frequently challenged books, and then closely read an
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Banned Books Week: Analyzing Sherman Alexie's arguments against censorship
This lesson can work as a stand-alone plan to introduce students to Banned Books Week and censorship, or it can be incorporated into a larger unit about censorship. In this lesson, students consider why people censor, examine a list of frequently challenged books, and then closely read an article in
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Censorship, what's the big deal? debate  - ESL adult and kid conversation
This presentation contains a 39 slide PowerPoint lesson in editable PPT format with a work paper on censorship in our society.It includes a debate lesson on:- Examples from real contemporary censorship cases - Self censorship – do we need to apply it? When?- News censorship – is it different to o
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Censorship Analysis Writing Assignment
This assignment asks students to read two articles, one very negative, condeming Stotan! by Chris Crutcher, the other written by Chris Crutcher, explaining why books shouldn't be banned. Students are then asked to give their own opinion on the subject of book banning. They must write a rationale for
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The Book Thief - Censorship Discussion Questions
The Book Thief provides many opportunities for discussion in the classroom! This three page handout helps students define citizenship. In the discussion questions provided, students will focus on censorship of literature - What is a parent's role? When should a child be able to choose what he/she ca
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Censorship Activities
This zipped folder contains censorship activities to use in senior English. I have used these activities with English 12 and AP English Language and Composition classes. Included in the folder: - Censorship Worksheet (word and pdf) - Censorship Worksheet Key (word and pdf) - PPT The worksheet a
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Censorship in children's literature
This is a student workbook I use when teaching about censorship. It includes a number of articles on the issue that spark some very good discussions, some short answer questions and a final assessment in which students take a close look at one children's book that has been challenged or banned.
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Debate: The First Amendment: Newspaper Censorship in School
Students will debate the First Amendment in school in a fun and engaging activity that they can connect to real life. They will be debating whether or not the students had a constitutional right to publish the school newspaper based on the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment. What you get: 1.
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Censorship and a Streetcar (Part 1 and 2) Article with questions
After I teach A Streetcar Named Desire, I give my students this article that details how the film was censored, and what scenes were altered when the play was adapted into a film. The article is 5 pages long and includes pictures from the film. At the end, the students have 3 questions to answer in
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Schenck Vs. United States - Reading Comprehension - Censorship - Free Speech
This resource is a reading comprehension assignment that introduces students both to the Supreme Court Case Schenck v. United States in 1919, but also the literacy strategy of Question Answer Relationships. Students read a one page article about Schenck Vs. United States, and then not only answer t
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Fahrenheit 451: A Look at Censorship
This is a power point to be used with a lecture on censorship and Fahrenheit 451. The power point defines censorship simply. It provides some examples of censorship in music and provides numerous examples of books that have been banned. This is best used after students read "Coda" by Ray Bradbury
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Censorship Lesson (To Kill a Mockingbird)
This is a PowerPoint presentation that I use for my censorship lesson after having read To Kill a Mockingbird in literature. The presentation covers what censorship is, what the 1st amendment is, and challenges to students to understand why things should or shouldn't be censored. It also leads int
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The Day the Books Burned in China (a lesson in censorship)
{The Day the Books Burned in China} A lesson on a historical event from the Qin Dynasty. This lesson provides the historical background for the important discussion of censorship. In this purchase you receive a Quick Fact sheet on The First Emperor, a colorful info graphic on The Path to Censors
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Word Problems Censorship AP Language Journalism ELA Rhetorical Analysis
In this extensive and engaging unit, students will explore the idea of freedom of speech (and censorship) in the past and present United States. By reading and analyzing numerous articles, an image, and two anchor texts, Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" and George Carlin's "Parenta
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Censorship and Subliminal Messaging
This unit encourages critical thinking and inspires students to be conscious of subliminal messaging. Through an exploration of media, literature, and popular culture, students begin to think about how things they say and do might be deemed inappropriate or offensive. Furthermore, they begin to real
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Censorship Article Analysis
This brief assignment requires students to locate articles about censorship on databases. The assignment details how students should analytically respond to the themes presented in the text in order to make them relatable. This assignment has been used during a Fahrenheit 451 novel, but the assign
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Censorship and Banned Books Introduction
In preparation for a novel like Catcher in the Rye or Lord of the Flies, review with students some of the ins and outs of challenged books. Contains visuals and updated lists of ALA's most current challenged and banned materials.
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Fahrenheit 451 Censorship Presentation Group Project
While reading Fahrenheit 451, students work in collaborative groups to research a type of censorship from history including the McCarthy trials, Nazi book burning, censorship in the schools and media, pharmaceutical mind control (prozac, ritalin, etc) and propaganda. Students work together to resear
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Censorship Essay
An argumentative essay assignment on Censorship is Harmful vs. Censorship is Helpful including directions, brainstorming, rough draft and final draft. Can be used in conjunction with Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury or other censorship related texts.
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