In this activity, students first receive a lesson on censorship (in literature and media). We discuss various books and media that have been banned. Then we discuss the recent censorship of Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. The school board I work for has also banned the series as well as the book the series is based on.
After this lengthy discussion, students viewed this power point on how to write a letter, which culminates with them writing a letter to a person in a position of authority. I asked them to write to the head of our school board, outlining their opinion on the topic.Ultimately, do they agree with the censorship of the show and the controversy that surrounds it?
There are numerous media articles in the news that can be brought into the discussion as well.