Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to discuss how individual histories intersect with global events
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.8; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.9-10.4
Some students may have noted the frequent mentions Frank makes of historical events that might be familiar to them—primarily, the Great Depression and World War II. However, he mentions them almost casually, a perspective they might not have heard before.
Begin the activity by creating a timeline of the years in which the book takes place. At this point, Frank is fourteen, and we know from Chapter...
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