Day 3

Nine Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Presentation: War, PTSD, and Salinger

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media

    Objective:

    Students will be able to research war-related PTSD as well as Salinger’s experience in the war

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.5

    Structure:

    Though Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was not yet a term at the time Nine Stories was written, many symptoms now associated with it appear in the collection. Tell students that they will be creating a 3- to 5-minute PowerPoint Presentation on war-related mental illness, as well as the history of PTSD. Divide students into small groups of two or three and give groups about 45 minutes to 1 hour to create their...

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