George Orwell, Salvador Dali, and Censorship
Students express their views on censorship and read Orwell's essay about Dali. They examine other controversial pop culture figures and write about them.
11th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
A Guide to Teaching Challenged and Banned Books
Banned Books Week, celebrated the last week of September, is a great time to consider the question of censorship and book banning. This 11-page packet uses the novels of Chris Crutcher to launch an investigation of book banning, First...
5th - 12th English Language Arts
Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
6th - 12th English Language Arts
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: Historical and Cultural Context
An insult to American politicians? A satire of news media? Or a critique of censorship, political corruption, and media propaganda? As part of a unit study on film, class members examine how director Frank Capra's develops these themes...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Overcoming Censorship Through Art
Students create an art piece that expresses their opinions while circumventing hypothetical government restrictions in this lesson on art and government censorship. Emphasis is placed upon historical instances of censorship around the...
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Philosophical Chairs Discussion
Debate music censorship in this discussion lesson. Middle schoolers research and debate whether music with offensive lyrics should have warning labels. They get into groups of disagree, agree, or neutral to debate their opinions. In...
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts