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Core 1:

  1. The context of Racial Slurs:
      • Why are they so powerful? Destructive?
      • What does it mean today? What did it mean in the 1930’s?
      • Who can say them?
      • How does it change the way we look at the characters in the book?
  2. Read Chapter 2.
    • What is the significance of the “burnings?”
    • Why do you think that Papa brought Mr. Morrison home?

Core 2:

  1. Write-On: What is the greatest indignity someone can force upon you?
  2. Read to the end of chapter 1 and write down all of the ways in which Vladek loses identity or gains it.

Core 3:

  1. Discuss-On: How do you get the most out of a short story?
  2. Read “After I was thrown into the river, and before I drowned.”

Core 4:

  1. The context of Racial Slurs:
    • Why are they so powerful? Destructive?
    • What does it mean today? What did it mean in the 1930’s?
    • Who can say them?
    • How does it change the way we look at the characters in our books?
  2. Make a case for firing or keeping the teacher at the high school.

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