Lesson Planning

Michael Foy

Assumption St. Bridge School

Just some initial ideas…

 

Terrible Things  by Eve Bunting (picture book)

 

This lesson could be integrated in the following areas: 

 

            History/civics:

·        Holocaust

·        Civil Rights

·        Internment

 

Literature:

·        Allegory

·        Personification

 

Language Arts:

·        Word choice

·        Sentence fluency

 

Resources:

 

Purpose: Using this allegory of the Holocaust, the teacher can help students distinguish between being good persons and choosing to act ethically/morally.  Whether the approach is to introduce an historical series of events like the Holocaust or Japanese Internment; to contrast those times with the Civil Rights movement; or to teach literary devices this book provides a strong framework for highlighting ethical thinking.

 

Guiding Questions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key terms and concepts:

 

Literary device

Allegory

Metaphor

Simile

Personification

Sentence fluency

Allusion (illusion)

Contrast

Courage

Demonize

Common good

Genocide

Convictions

Bystander

Commission

Omission

Divide and conquer