Whenever my students read a book deemed "controversial" at one point in history, we often have a discussion about why this book has been banned in the past. Conversations about censorship oftentimes lead students to ask what else has been banned in the past. Good question, kids! This assignment gives students the opportunity to choose a title of a commonly banned book and research more about it.
This file includes a detailed list of seven of the most commonly censored or banned books in our country, along with assignment directions, and a sample assignment. This could also easily be modified into a presentation project.