The Problem with Prejudice
Third graders read and discuss "The Hangman" by Maurice Ogden and answer questions about the poem. They list things they can do to combat prejudice using each of the letters in the word and create a small poster with a slogan against prejudice
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2nd - 5th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
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3rd - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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K - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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K - 8th Social Studies & History
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K - 3rd Social Studies & History
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