next lesson, I would like you to discuss certain aspects of censorship. The following tasks should help you to prepare yourselves for the discussion.
- Have a look at the “top ten most frequently challenged books” of the last years. You should also study the “banned and challenged classics”. Which books and/or authors do you know? Use the following link:
- There have been attempts to ban J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books in classrooms and in school libraries. Find out the arguments for such a challenge. What could be arguments against a ban? You may use the following links:
- Some people also think that the Twilight series should be banned. Have a look at the following links and make a list of arguments for and against such a ban.
- There is a movement called “creationism” in the USA, which would like to ban the teaching of evolution from science curricula at schools. Use the following links and make a list of arguments for and against such a ban.