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Law-Abidingness in Literature: Susan Glaspell
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Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Handout
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards
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About This Lesson

Does our obligation to uphold the law admit of exceptions? Debate the elementary civic virtue of law-abidingness and the appropriateness of civil disobedience after reading the short story "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell (pdf below). Visit the following links for additional resources about the story, including a study guide, biographical information and a video discussion of the story with legal scholar Christopher DeMuth and editors Amy A. Kass, Leon R. Kass, and Diana Schaub. CCSS alignment: RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3

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Glaspell_A_Jury_of_Her_Peers.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
February 12, 2020
523.9 KB

A_Jury_of_Her_Peers_Study_Guide.pdf

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February 12, 2020
504.39 KB

Standards

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

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