Day 4

Spring Awakening Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Discussion: Abortion

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion


    Students will be able to explore the controversial topic of abortion; to research abortion practices throughout history; to place Wendla’s story in an historical context

    Common Core Standards:



    In the play, Wendla tragically dies of a botched abortion. Today, students will discuss and consider the practice of abortion throughout history and in present day. Begin this activity by noting that abortion is a sensitive topic that often evokes a variety of strong feelings; remind students to remain respectful of everyone’s beliefs.

    Divide students into groups of three or four....

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