The novel, Among the Hidden, tells the story of a group of illegal children who fight back against the government and their injustices. Highly engaging, this novel worked perfectly as an integrated study between our Language Arts and Social Studies unit on Government. The study weaves comprehension strategies with deeper understandings about government and citizenship through the use of four Essential Questions, references to recent news stories, a blog entry and a TED talk.
This study also includes a summative performance assessment with a rubric. Due to the open-ended nature of the study, an answer key is not provided.