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Censorship Unit

Looking at banned and censored books

ali bickel

on 19 April 2010

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Transcript of Censorship Unit

Censorship Unit Overview The purpose of this unit is to get students to critically look at why books are getting challenged
Students will be reading a banned book throughout this unit
Students will also use what they have learned about censorship to create a persuasive project based on their banned book Day 1 I will Use picture books to help students obtain their own working definition of censorship .
Introduce Persuasive Project
Day 2 • Mini Lesson on biased writing and implicit vs. explicit messages in the media
•Student Activity: Students will be given a made up product and have to create a commercial, radio jingle, or poster. The class will then identify and discuss the implicit and explicit messages
Students will use a handout to identify the messages in their text. Day 3 Students will split into groups to discuss the issues present in their books and to discuss reasons why the books should or should not be used.
Thesis Workshoop Day 4 •Mini Lesson on how to write a persuasive argument.
PBS POV Trailer entitled Food Inc. We will use this trailer to discuss different aspects of writing a persuasive argument Day 5 and 6 •Writing/Project workshop Day.
•We will watch the ending of one of the POV documentaries and discuss how to write a strong conclusion.
Persuasive Project
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