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The 8th Amendment and The Scarlet Letter: Finding messages in artistry (Junior English)

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This lesson is intended for use in an 11th grade English class after reading Chapter 2 of The Scarlet Letter.  It will explore the idea of cruel and unusual punishment and the artistic representation of Amendment #8, Hester's scarlet letter, and the novel, identifying the underlying meaning.  This lesson includes See Think Wonder, Unveiling Stories, Think Pair Share, annotating, Socratic Seminar and reflection.