Studying works like The Crucible, "The Lottery", and other pieces of literature from the 1950s era? Need to have your students understand what motivated and drove the Red Scare and McCarthyism? What is the danger with conformity? Explore all of these questions with a thorough examination of an all encompassing Inquiry Task. Synthesis Essays and Inquiry Tasks act as a powerful tool to engage your students through visuals and relevant texts. Ask your student a difficult question, have them find their answers within powerful discussion, readings, cartoons, and other stimuli.By the end of this unit your students will be able to define conformity and explain how it reveals itself in society and literature.
This unit includes:
A Unit Prewrite
Reading Comprehension Questions for Jackson's "The Lottery"
Political Cartoons from the 1950s and Guiding Questions
Criticism and Guiding Questions for "The Lottery"
Guiding Questions for Miller's Letter, "Why I wrote The Crucible"
Graphic Organizers for Essay