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Censorship and Hip Hop
Eleventh graders analyze censorship in the media and the impact it has on hip hop music. In this music censorship lesson, 11th graders research an online article about censorship and discuss it with their partner. Students write a review for the article and responses to the related questions.
11th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Cold War Era Film Censorship: High Noon- a Slice of Americana Or Communist
Students study of the effects of the Cold War on the home front. They analyze the film High Noon according to an abbreviated version of the standards that films were judged by in the early 1950s and determine whether or not High Noon is "fit" to be released to the American public.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 17 Views 41 Downloads
New Review Fahrenheit 451: Biography
"It just takes a spark." The sparks that gave rise to Fahrenheit 451 are detailed in an audio biography of Ray Bradbury. After listening to Part I of the engaging narration, class groups read background essays and prepare presentations of what they have learned in the essays.
9th - 12th Language Arts 9 Views 7 Downloads
Do Students Have a Right to Read?
Learners use several sources to determine how the First Amendment protects their access to books in the school library. They examine a Supreme Court decision and their own school district's policy about the removal of controversial books from libraries.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 43 Downloads
Explore the current television rating system, its content descriptors, and the new V-chip technology that more readily allow parents to control their child's television viewing. Help learners develop a survey that will determine the pros and cons around the device with the student body.
6th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 57 Downloads
By the People, For the People
Students define what they consider to be key elements of democracy, particularly relating those elements to the cancellation of Iraq's first general election for mayor and related issues of censorship. They participate in a round-table discussion and then develop collages that reflect general themes arising from the discussion.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 22 Downloads
TIME Magazine: Judy Blume, The Storyteller
Whether your middle schoolers are fans of Judy Blume or haven't heard her stories, this TIME Magazine article will get them interested in her writing. A short biographical sketch of the author introduces this reading comprehension lesson, which includes questions for before reading, during reading, and after reading.
6th - 8th Language Arts 10 Views 83 Downloads
Summer Reading and Writing Assignment: Fahrenheit 451
Twelfth graders explore Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In this reading and writing lesson, 12th graders read the book and think of five books to save from the fire. Students write an essay explaining why they'd save them. The essay becomes the basis for a discussion about various themes in the novel, including censorship and conformity vs.
12th Language Arts 7 Views 37 Downloads
Art in Nazi Germany When Art and Politics Didn't Agree
Five lessons display the art created by Germans under the Weimar Republic. The focus of these lessons is to help learners understand the role of art in politics, government censorship, and Nazi tactics. Web links are included.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads
Lesson 2: Social Issue Investigation
Twelfth graders create solutions for social issues. In this current issues lesson, 12th graders locate articles about issues such as euthanasia, school vouchers, hate crimes, and censorship. Students share the content of their articles and discuss possible solutions to the issues.
12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads