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Censorship Scavenger


Project Title:  Hunting for Censorship censorship scav: Cases

Software Used:  Internet

Subject and Grade Level:  I use this with my 12th grade English class

Standards:  12.1.2, 12.1.8, 12.2.2, 12.2.5, 12.3.1

Example: (You can download the following by click this the file titled Censorship Internet Scavenger)
First Amendment Handout,
First Amendment Questions,
Amendment Worksheet,
“Censored & Challenged List”,
Censorship Book Review,
Censorship Book Rubric,
Censorship Internet Scavenger,
Censorship Interviews,
Censorship Work Sheet,
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Censorship Rubric,
Pleasantville Worksheet,
Student Sample,
The Censors

Censorship Internet Scavenger Hunt Find the answer to the following questions on the Internet. You must write the address for the Internet site to receive credit. I will check before I announce the winner! The student that gets the most answers in the least amount of time wins.

What week does Banned American Books week take place?
______________________________________________ Address:

2. What do the initials AFRON stand for? Make sure it deals with Nebraska and censoring.
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3. What are some of the newspaper articles that people tried to censor in 2003?
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4. What is the difference between a challenged and censored book?
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5. List the top ten challenged authors of the United States.
______________________________________________ Address:

6. Find an author’s comment on books that they wrote that have been banned or censored. Make sure you tell me the author?s name.
______________________________________________ Address:

7. What quote did Heinrich Heine give about book burning?
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8. Name 3 fictional novels that have book burning or censorship as their theme.
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9. Name one group that claims responsibility for burning Harry Potter books.
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10. What were the top three challenged books of 2004?
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11. Tell me three famous historical incidents of book burning that have been costly.
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12. Tell me one type of book that Hitler banned during World War II.
______________________________________________ Address:

13. According to the ALA, what is the most common theme among banned books?
______________________________________________ Address:

Happy Searching and Good Luck!

Suggestions:  I use this as a one day activity to introduce the censorship unit.

Materials needed:  None, if each student has access to a computer they can open the document and download it on their computer.  The student can copy and paste the address as it’s found and type the answer to the question since it should be in simple sentence format.

Lesson Plans/Directions:  I just go over the directions and make sure students understand the directions.  If I grade them, I would grade finding at least 11 answers an A, 9 answers a B, 7 answers a C, 5 answers a D and less than 5 answers a F; however, I usually make it into a game be awarding a small prize to each person that finishes it.  (Usually a free homework pass or an extra AR day to those that complete it all.)