Day 2

Cat's Cradle Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Letters to the Editor

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will respond personally to Horlick Minton losing his job.

    Common Core Standards:



    Begin by breaking students into small groups of three or four. Give them 10 minutes to discuss Claire Minton's editorial. By the end of the discussion, each student should have an idea of what Claire said in her editorial.

    Ensure student responses engage with the following questions: do you agree or disagree with the points Claire made in her editorial? Do you believe the Mintons when they say they are not Communist sympathizers? If you were Horlick's boss, would you have...

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