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Seeking Social Justice Through Satire: Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”

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Seeking Social Justice Through Satire: Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal”

Grades 10 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Nine 45–50 minute class meetings, plus additional class meetings for students’ presentations
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John Wilson Swope

John Wilson Swope

Cedar Falls, Iowa


International Literacy Association


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Jonathan D. Cole

February 19, 2014

I have really enjoyed your lesson! I was wondering though, do you have an answer key for some of the questions, I want to make sure I am understanding the questions and desired answers correctly. Other than that, I thought it was excellent!



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