Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

84 reviewed resources for banned books

28 Items in Collection
Lesson Planet

Don't Kill This Mockingbird

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Harper Lee's classic To Kill A Mockingbird is not only listed as one of the most frequently taught books, but also one of the most frequently banned. The materials in this collection provide information about the parallels to Lee's life...
Lesson Planet

Banned Books

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Should people be able to ban books from schools and libraries if they find them objectionable? Scholars read the three main pros and cons regarding banned books. They also review a list of the top 10 challenged books from 2017 and...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

“Banning Books” Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To Kill a Mockingbird, Hunger Games, Brave New World. Welcome to Banned Books Week. As part of a study of censorship and book banning, class members investigate censorship, the purposes of censorship, and First Amendment rights,...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Ban That Book!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Take advantage of Banned Book Week to pique students' interest and get them reading! Create a classroom display of previously banned books and allow each member of your class to choose one to read. After they have read their book, get...
2 In 2 Collections
Lesson Planet

Focus On: Censorship & Banned Books

For Students 6th - 12th
Billy Collins' "Rain" introduces the Random House 104-page magazine for educators that focuses on censorship and banned books. The resource is packed with teaching guides, articles by noted authors, and links to organizations against...
Lesson Planet

Three Classroom Activities to Celebrate Banned Books Week

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Here's a resource that offers suggestions for activities for Banned Book Week. The resource includes links to sites that include information about the First Amendment and censorship.
Lesson Planet

A Look at the History of Book Banning in America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Why do books end up on the banned book list? How do these banned books contribute to the literary canon? Start by showing the photo slide show, and discussing notably banned books. Then focus on some of the most popular objections:...
Lesson Planet

Reading Guide for Fahrenheit 451

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If you are reading Fahrenheit 451 in your class, you won't want to miss this comprehensive guide packed with guided reading questions, discussion prompts, and a list of suggested activities.
Lesson Planet

A Guide to Teaching Challenged and Banned Books

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Banned Books Week, celebrated the last week of September, is a great time to consider the question of censorship and book banning. This 11-page packet uses the novels of Chris Crutcher to launch an investigation of book banning, First...
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

The History of Book Banning in America

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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.
Lesson Planet

First Amendment Guarantee of Free Speech (Senior, Social Studies)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers receive a list of banned books from which they choose one to read. They read their chosen book and write a paper that includes a discussion of the First Amendment and its guarantees and the reason(s) why they believe their...
4:43
Lesson Planet

A Brief History of Banned Numbers

For Students 6th - 12th
What numbers should not be shared? Numbers thoughout history have been banned for one reason or another. The resource provides details of illegal numbers and compares them to the written and spoken word. Discussion brings the idea of...
Lesson Planet

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Socratic Seminar

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and an article about the use of the novel, class members engage in a Socratic seminar focused on whether or not Twain's book should be banned.
Lesson Planet

Banned Book Week: Tips for Teaching Censorship

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Consider how book censorship erodes our right to free speech and intellectual freedom.
Lesson Planet

I Am a Book

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders discuss books that have been banned and the things that they have in common. They explore the concept of freedom of speech and write poems based on their discussion.
Lesson Planet

Censorship in the Classroom: Understanding Controversial Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine propaganda and media bias and explore a variety of banned and challenged books. Following this, students choose a side of the censorship issue and support their position by developing an ad campaign about the banned book...
Lesson Planet

Do Students Have a Right to Read?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use several sources to determine how the First Amendment protects their access to books in the school library. They examine a Supreme Court decision and their own school district's policy about the removal of controversial books...
Lesson Planet

Fahrenheit 451—Activity Pack

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
The burning questions is at what point do readers of Fahrenheit 451 recognize the many literary devices Ray Bradbury employs in his dystopian classic that warns of  a society that uses media to indoctrinate the public and denigrates...
Lesson Planet

Banned Book Week Lessons

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students are surprised when they discover how many books are challenged each year.
Lesson Planet

Top Ten Thought-Provoking Teen Books

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Teen Read Week is a time to explore books that get everyone thinking and talking.
Lesson Planet

Analyzing Social Commentary in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn continues to be one of the most frequently banned books. The satire and social commentary present challenges when using the book as a core text. Direct readers' attention to how Twain uses plot,...
Lesson Planet

Almost Famous: Three People Who Aren't in the History Books

For Teachers K - 6th
Enrich your history lessons with books about three little known figures: Thomas Banning, Annie Taylor, and Tony Sarg.
Lesson Planet

So Far from the Bamboo Grove: Concept Analysis

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Yoko Kawashima Watkins' semi-autographical So Far from the Bamboo Grove is the focus of this resource that provides teachers with an overview of the story and the issues related to the book.
1 In 1 Collection
Lesson Planet

Civil Rights Activity Book

For Students 4th - 6th
An activity booklet includes a timeline of the movement, a song, and various informational reading passages on leaders, events, and the Civil Rights Memorial in Washington DC. Reading response questions and word puzzles are sure to...

Other popular searches