Instructional Video

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

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Narrators of a short video offer their rationale for why Catch 22 should be included in the Great American Read program. They touch on the key themes in Heller's satirical and sobering novel about Captain John Yossarian and the catch-22s he encounters as a bombardier during World War II.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have individuals draft an argument essay or groups create a video in which they identify a novel they believe should be included in the Great American Read program
Classroom Considerations
  • One of five Catch-22 videos from PBS's Great American Read program
Pros
  • Resource identifies the key elements of a Catch-22
Cons
  • None