- Step One
Complete the WebQuest worksheet: Banned Books Assignment ( by clicking on the link above)and hand it in. It is worth 20 points.
Now that you have a little background on banned books, it's time to create your poster project. Remember, the purpose of your project is to inform students and faculty about book banning and censorship and to ...
Encourage the reading of banned books (and all books)
- Show an appreciation of our First Amendment Rights
- See the sample posters from previous years. Your poster will be about a specific book (or series) or a specific censorship case you learned about through the webquest or through your research.
- Step Two: Select a book, series, author, or a specific court case that is or has been associated with book banning. To do this, check the list of banned books at the American Library Association's The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books by Decade. You may also use any of the Banned Books Resource Guides located in the reference section of the library (REF 098.1). Once you've decided on a book, go to the google doc posted here and sign up. Remember, 3 classes are doing this project and we want to feature as many books as possible, so please choose a different book if you already see it on the list twice. Add your name, Teacher and Period to this
- Step Three: Does the Tappan Zee High School Library have your book? Does the high school include this book in its curriculum? Check our NEW online catalog to see if the library has a copy of the book. http://wzym.wuja.opalsinfo.net/bin/home?logout=1
Step Four: Write a short paragraph about your banned book. Be sure to include the reason given for banning, restricting, or challenging the book.
- Why was your book challenged or banned?
- Was there a court case?
- What was the end result?
- Where did this take place?
- Who were the book banners?
- How did they explain their reasons?
- When did this happen?
- What was the end result?
- You can find this information in our print sources, at the banned books online web site (where you can actually READ the banned book itself) or do your own search using the Gale database, a periodical database on the library's research page. Plot summaries can also be found on our Novelist database. The ALA also has a page to assist students in researching banned books
Be sure to cite your sources. Your paragraph should include internal citations and a separate sheet should include your works cited. You can put it on the back of your poster. This is worth 10 points. Use easybib to create your Works Cited.
When you have answered all of the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How questions on your particular book, series, author, or court case, you are ready to create your poster Your project can be serious or funny, direct or satirical.
- Step Five: Create your project. Be prepared to explain it to others and include the short paragraph.
THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS WEB QUEST
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP INFORMING OTHERS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND OUR FREEDOM TO READ.
- First Amendment
Check out the finished products - Take a Walk Down the EHS Hallway (between the 400's & 300's hallways )