A collection of resources and activities for a unit based on 'Social Issues in Literature'. Suitable for grades 5 to 7.
- A Little Piece of Ground - Elizabeth Laird
- Boys Without Names - Kashmira Sheth
- The Heaven Shop - Deborah Ellis
- Parvana (The Breadwinner) - Deborah Ellis
Students learn about: HIV/AIDS in Malawi, child labour in India, the treatment of girls/women in Afghanistan, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - all through the eyes of child characters.
*** book summaries
*** reading calendar
*** vocabulary study printable tracking sheets
*** guided research exercises
*** two potential summative tasks
After learning of these issues, students are then expected to take action - through letter writing and an awareness campaign (student presentation).