These sites help teach Dr. Seuss’ “The Butter Battle Book.” Includes lesson plans, and links to themes about the politics of Dr. Seuss and the Cold War. Links to eThemes Resources: Author Study: Dr. Seuss, The Cold War, and Literature Theme: Nonfiction: Tolerance.
"The Butter Battle Book" Literature Guide
This literature guide for Dr. Seuss' book "The Butter Battle Book" includes activities for before reading, during reading, after reading, and more.
"The Butter Battle Book" World Conflict
This 5 page PDF lesson incorporates Dr. Seuss' "The Butter Battle Book" to teach about world conflicts.
"The Butter Battle Book" Teaches Peace
This lesson plan for "The Butter Battle Book" by Dr. Seuss includes a background/history; objectives; instructions; evaluation; and an optional follow up assignment.
"The Butter Battle" Lesson Plan
This site includes educational activities for teaching Dr. Seuss' Cold War story; includes introduction; activities to do while reading; and extension activities.
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The Political Dr. Seuss Lesson Plan
This 6 page PDF lesson plan deals with the political messages inherent in many Dr. Seuss books; includes introduction, lesson objectives, materials needed, standards, teaching strategy, assessment, extension ideas, and online resources.
PBS: The Political Dr. Seuss
Learn more about how popular children's author Theodor Geisel advocated social change; includes information about the film, Dr. Seuss, political cartooning, filmmaker bio, filmmaker Q&A, and more.
Scholastic: "The Butter Battle Book" Lesson Plan
This lesson plan includes objectives, directions, and lesson extensions.
READWRITETHINK: From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History Behind the Satire
Use "Gulliver's Travels" and "The Butter Battle Book" to explore the satire. Includes: overview, standards, resources and preparation, instructional plan, and related resources.
"The Butter Battle Book" Lesson Plan
This lesson uses "The Butter Battle Book" to teach students about the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Includes: purpose, objectives, standards, materials, instructional strategies, assessment, and self-assessment/reflection.
"The Butter Battle Book" Questions
These questions deal with Dr. Seuss' "The Butter Battle Book."
eThemes Resource: Author Study: Dr. Seuss
These sites are about author Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. Read about his writing career and his famous children’s books, plus view his political cartoons. Take a virtual tour of a memorial in his hometown. Several sites include suggested classroom activities and online games to go along with his books, including “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” “The Cat in the Hat,” and more.
eThemes Resource: The Cold War
These website are about the Cold War. Learn more about how the Cold War started, its impact on the Korean War, the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, the role of the Space Race in the Cold War and about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the eventual end of the Cold War. Resources include activities, audio and video footage, timelines, interviews and more. Includes links to eTheme Resources: Germany: The Berlin Wall, Country: Cuba, Communist Scare, and Government: Democratic and Communist.
eThemes Resource: Literature Theme: Nonfiction: Tolerance
These sites are about tolerance. Find out which nonfiction books deal with tolerance. There are also classroom activities and a case study that have a tolerance theme. Includes eThemes resource on Literature Themes: Bullying.