Day 2

The Book Thief Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Power of Words: Book Burning

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will be able to examine the historical setting of the novel and evaluate the real-life events portrayed.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.4,CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.8, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4

    Structure:

    First, lead students in a discussion about what they know about book burning and its role in Nazi Germany (and other authoritarian regimes).

    Next, have students conduct brief research (individually or in small groups) about the history of book burnings and understand their writing in more depth, and fill out a...

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