What is more important to understanding mental illness... fact or fiction?
Students read young adult novels that portray a main character with a mental illness. They then discuss, research, and compare the portrayal to factual medical information. Their conclusion project asks them to synthesize information in order to answer the essential question and ultimately understand the role of mental illness and fiction in society.
Resource includes essential questions and learning targets, suggestions for book choices, individual reading guides, lit circle discussion questions, project overview, rubric, and examples.