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Racism in Dr. Seuss Books

In this digital-only lesson featuring content from The Washington Post, students read about the discontinuation of several of Dr. Seuss's children's books due to racist imagery. This lesson includes comprehension and discussion questions.

Vocabulary
  • cease
  • depiction
  • stereotype
  • reckoning
  • in tandem
  • inception
  • scores of
  • slur
  • subservient
  • bias
  • susceptible
  • discrimination
Task Content
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Reading(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Discussion or Writing(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)