Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter 2)
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Among the Free is a young adult novel by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The novel is the seventh and final installment in the Shadow Children series, and relates the story of Luke Garner, a young boy who helps to overthrow a totalitarian government and its attempts to control population growth by limiting the number of children born into families. In this lesson, students are introduced to the book, will read and discuss the first two chapters, and will research the author.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book and author. Among the Free is a young adult novel by American author Margaret Peterson Haddix and is the seventh of the Shadow Children series.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in the beginning of class to conduct independent research on the biography and career of author Margaret Peterson Haddix. How many books has the author...
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