Persuasion. Lesson 11: Introduction to the Research Project. What is the meaning of the term censorship ? The suppression by authorities of information, communications, or media that are considered offensive or dangerous. What examples of censorship have you heard about or experienced?
Lesson 11: Introduction to the Research Project
Consider how censorship of library books exhibits each characteristic of an issue.
Turn to pg. 97 and read “Libraries Should Reflect Diverse Views by the American Library Association.
In your role as editor of a city newspaper, you will need to take and support a personal point of view on the issue, not simply summarize known facts in a report or other product.
The essays by Phyllis Schlafly and the American Library Association represent only a sample of the many books, articles, and other sources that are available on the subject of censorship.
Your ultimate assignment is to develop a persuasive editorial and speech, explaining and defending your p.o.v. on the issue.
Continue to work on your research project. Look for resources that provide information about censorship, particularly in school libraries.