Trials and Tribulations: Charlie Brown

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Some days, it feels like we're always going to miss the football. Explore the concept of trials and tribulations with a series of clips from Peanuts cartoons that show Charlie Brown dealing with difficult situations. Learners compare his problems with their own lives and consider positive solutions for Charlie to consider.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Using during the holiday season alongside a showing of A Charlie Brown Christmas and a discussion of obstacles
  • Have class members draw their own comic strips to accompany their narratives
Classroom Considerations

  • May bring up sensitive discussions about depression or anxiety
Pros

  • Ideal for a language arts class or teen issues when discussing problems with peers
  • Differentiates the lesson by skill level
Cons

  • None
Common Core