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

  • 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

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