A Death in the Family in the Classroom
Teaching A Death in the Family
Use this online teacher's guide for ideas for discussion questions, activities, investigations, and additional resources to explore when using the film A Death in the Family in the classroom.
Using This Web Site
These summaries may help you navigate the broader A Death in the Family Web site.
A Death in the Family: Story Synopsis
This gives an overview of the plot and could prompt an exercise in summarizing the novel and comparing and analyzing the differences between the film and the book.
Here are suggestions for how to segment the 84-minute film into two or three parts for classroom viewing.
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Educators can tape A Death in the Family and use it in the classroom for one year after broadcast.
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