Day 2

The Catcher in the Rye Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Life in the 1950's

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    To understand the historical context of the novel

    Common Core Standards:



    In this activity, students will rotate between several stations (4-5 or more, depending on the time available), each of which will be set up with a document, video clip, interactive website, or other tool for learning about the 1950s in the United States. At each station, provide worksheets with tools for analyzing the material presented. These can include thought questions, graphic organizers, space to respond artistically, and other tools. After everyone has visited all of...

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