This curriculum is designed to introduce children to obituaries. It features the full texts of six obituaries from national newspapers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Each of the six obituaries is accompanied by its own lesson plan. These lesson plans are aligned to Common Core State Standards.
This curriculum is intended for middle school students (ages 11-13).
The lesson plans include:
- Pre-reading activities
- Discussion questions
- Further resources
- Standards covered
Each lesson should take one to two class periods, depending on duration. The lessons are in no particular order, and can be moved around. This curriculum can be taught in the space of a week, or spread out over a few weeks.
The lesson plans – which include the complete obituaries – are Google Documents. They can be copied for modification, or printed.