Day 3

Parable of the Sower Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Company Towns

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will research and report on a historical aspect of the novel.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.2

    Structure:

    In Chapter 11, we learn that KSF has agreed to privatize the town of Olivar in exchange for protection and resources. This marks the return of company towns: places where practically all stores and housing are owned by a single company. The notion of a single entity controlling all commerce within a residential area has historically led to some very exploitative behavior.

    Either as groups or individuals, students will research company towns in America throughout the 19th and early 20th...

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