The Teacher

Role: You want to make sure that your students have access to as many quality reading materials as possible.

You will research cases of book challenges to determine if any are justified or of educational value.

 

Challenged Books-- Educational Value:

Comparisons of Shakespeare's characters
http://www.ncte.org/notesplus/articles/Figgins1999aug.shtml

 

Articles by librarians
http://librarians.about.com/business/librarians/library/weekly/aa041197.htm?iam=mt

 

Quotes
http://librarians.about.com/business/librarians/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.njlp.org/html/19980406readinglists.html

Book Reviews
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/2998/


Some censorship cases-- grounds for
http://simr02.si.ehu.es/FileRoom/documents/GroundsCat.html

 

Table of Contents
http://simr02.si.ehu.es/FileRoom/documents/TofCont.html

 

School board faces book debate
http://atheism.about.com/culture/atheism/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.denverpost.com/news/news0118l.htm%0D%0A

 

Now that you have some information... Are you willing to allow book challenges at your school??

Plan your presentation!

Go to the Evaluation Page
to see how convincing you were!