Day 1

Nine Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Discussion: Suicide and Depression

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    to discuss the topics of suicide and depression; to consider Moritz’s warning signals and support that could have helped Moritz; to generalize Moritz’s storyline to other cultures and time periods

    Common Core Standards:



    Seymour’s suicide is shocking and disturbing in a number of ways. Explain to the class that today’s activity will be a discussion of suicide and depression. Tell students that some might feel triggered by today’s discussion; remember that some students likely know someone who has died by suicide. Allow students to refuse participation in...

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