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Teacher Resources by Grade
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Censorship in the Classroom: Understanding Controversial Issues
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Four to five weeks|
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 4
After hearing Maya Angelou's poem, "On the Pulse of Morning," students infer information about the speaker and her feelings about America and reflect on how one's life and experiences can influence one's writing.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  September 25
Students brainstorm reasons why certain books might have been banned and discuss common reasons why books are challenged.
Grades 7 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  July 31
Students are encouraged to think about why people challenge Harry Potter books, do a Web Quest that allows them to research the issue, and decide whether the books should be banned from the public library.