Day 3

MAUS Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Trial of Richieu's Governess

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play


    To make oral arguments using evidence from the text

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.1b Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.


    Anja and Vladek, after escaping from the Srodula ghetto, make their way back to Sosnowiec. However, they now have the difficult task of finding shelter with the gentile residents there. Their first idea is to knock on the door of Richieu's former governess, Janina, who had always offered to help. When they knock on her door, she says,...

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