These sites are about books and censorship. You can find timelines and articles about the history of censorship, book burning, controversies, and First Amendment issues. There are lesson plan and classroom activity ideas as well as links to resources about banned books. Included are eThemes resources on the First Amendment and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” one of the most frequently challenged books.
Since 1982, the last week in September has been observed as Banned Books Week. This page has information about Banned Books Week including posters, kits, quotations, and statistics. Find lists of the most frequently challenged books and authors and more.
These sites have lesson plans and activity ideas about the rights protected in the First Amendment. Learn about the freedoms of speech, religion, and press, and the rights to assemble and petition the government. Includes some online quizzes. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Bill of Rights.
These sites have summaries and discussion questions for this controversial book by Mark Twain. Read about the characters, themes, and symbolism in the book. Several classroom activities are included. You can also take an interactive quiz or read the entire book online. Includes eThemes Resources on Mark Twain and slavery.