Everything you need to understand or teach The Gates of November by Chaim Potok.
The Gates of November by Chaim Potok tells the tale of the Slepak family. The father was a Jewish high-ranking communist officer and his son was an anti-Communist. This novel showed how both generations struggled to survive throughout Russia's turbulent history.
Solomon was a young Russian man whose family wanted him to become a rabbi. This is not what he wanted to do with his life so he left home. After working his way through Europe to obtain enough funds for passage to America, he set sail. Living in America, he met other Russians, and they learned about uprisings and political unrest in their homeland. He moved back to help his people, sneaking into the country and setting up a press to inform readers and turn them against the government. Sent to jail, Solomon was sentenced to death, but at the last minute was sent to a work...
The Gates of November: Chronicles of the Slepak Family Lesson Plans contain 111 pages of teaching material, including: