The History of Book Banning in America

Harry Potter, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, To Kill a Mockingbird. Kids view a slide show and then discuss the seven banned books featured in the presentation and the reasons why the books may have been banned.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members use the provided map to determine the books banned in their area and then research the reasoning behind the banning
Classroom Considerations

  • The last week of September is designated as Banned Books Week 
Pros

  • The resource includes a list of the most common types of objections against books as well as extension activities
Cons

  • While the links provide valuable information, the lesson itself is underdeveloped