We found 483 reviewed resources for social issues books
From Ben’s Pen to Our Lives
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewWhat would Ben do? Jumping off from the pseudonymous letters Ben Franklin fooled his older brother into publishing when he was still a teenager, young literary lovers dive into acting, writing, and addressing a local issue with wit and...
The Fault in Our Stars: A Movie Study Guide for Eighth Grade Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
How would you spend your last days with a loved one? The movie guide for The Fault in Our Stars prompts scholars to compare important scenes from the novel to the film and contains background information about the author, guided...
First Amendment Guarantee of Free Speech (Senior, Social Studies)
9th - 12th
Students 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 book...
Analyzing Social Commentary in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
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,...
The Joy Luck Club: Culture and History
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Explore San Francisco's Chinatown in a lesson about the first few chapters of The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Kids research Chinatown on the Internet and create a virtual tour of the neighborhood, including the foods, cultural events, and...
The Day The Earth Stood Still: Historical and Cultural Context
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
Watch the Skies! Duck and Cover! Project Blue Book! Film, as a reflection of historical, cultural, and social issues, are the focus of the final lessons in a film unit that uses primary source documents and Robert Wise's 1951 version of...
Picturing a Story: Photo Essay About a Community, Event, or Issue
7th - Higher Ed
Students research Dorothea Lange's documentary projects and create their own photo essay about a subject. In this photo essay lesson, students analyze examples of social-documentary photographs of Lange. Students define a social...
Bring Down the Barriers: Lesson 9 Is Number 9 Of 15 In Unit Plan
7th - 9th
Pupils examine the issues of prejudice and hatred. In this poetry lesson plan, students analyze how Rosa Parks addressed an issue of social injustice. Pupils go on to conduct research on Rosa Parks and compose an acrostic poem about her.