Crispin: The Cross of Lead

Avi's Crispin: The Cross of Lead is the focus of a teacher's guide that provides background information on 14th Century England, a plot summary, discussion questions, activities, and resource links. A must-have for those who use this Newbery Award winning historical novel.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Introduce avid readers to the Crispin: At the Edge of the World 
Classroom Considerations

  • Consider the maturity level of class members before assigning the novel or discussing Crispin's illegitimacy
  • Individual copies of the novel are required
Pros

  • The guide provides background information on the class structure of fourteenth century England, the role of the Catholic church, the Peasants' Revolt, John Ball, the Black Plague, and much more
Cons

  • None