A Civil Action Summary
Jonathan Harr

Everything you need to understand or teach A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr.

  • A Civil Action Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 A Civil Action Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

A Civil Action Overview

Jonathan Harr writes the true story of an epic courtroom showdown about a water contamination case in Woburn, Massachusetts. A Civil Action is the story of Jan Schlichtmann and his fight against 3 companies. In his fight to represent the families of children killed by leukemia in the community he nearly loses everything - including his sanity. Fighting against the odds he shows us how one person can truly make a difference.

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Lesson Plan

A Civil Action Lesson Plans contain 114 pages of teaching material, including: