Banned Book Club Ongoing Class for Middle School
In this ongoing club we will read and discuss books that have made it onto banned book lists.
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Completed by 94 learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
50 minutes per class
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***𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀.*** "Why was this book banned" and "Why should you care?" are two questions I ask in every class. Learners are encouraged to think about why someone would not want them to read this book and what reasons they have for caring about this book that may have been written a long time ago or in more recent history. Why are they banned? Books make it onto the banned or challenged book list for many reasons. Often the book deals with difficult topics...
Students will need to obtain a copy of the book and read (or listen on audiobook) before class begins. Books are available from local booksellers, amazon, online booksellers, and many local libraries.
1 file available upon enrollmentStudents will need to obtain a copy of the book. Available at many local libraries, local booksellers, amazon, and other online booksellers.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Banned books deal with difficult subjects such as violence, racism, underage drinking, profanity, witchcraft, gender identity, anti or pro religion. Families should research the books before enrolling to determine if the books are appropriate for their child. As facilitator for this class we will address these subjects using critical thinking and context so learners will understand why the problematic and/or inaccurate ways of referencing people is not appropriate. Showing learners examples of biased language in a safe space will aid learners in developing their critical thinking skills so that they can identify bias in books on their own. FROM: Outschool... While our open community is our greatest source of strength, it also brings challenges. It is important to us that Outschool is a safe space for our users. Our members should treat each other without bias or prejudice across all pillars of diversity including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, and gender identity.
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411 total reviews
408 completed classes
Hello Learners! Welcome to my classroom. My name is Kathy. My education philosophy is The Socratic Method. We learn by asking and answering questions. Our classes will create a circle of inquiry. A space where we are free to explore our ideas...