Study the effects of war through the eyes of a child. This teacher's guide for Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne contains pre- and post-reading activities correlated with Common Core State Standards. Students will use the work of historical fiction and informational texts to research how people's lives in London, England changed during and after World War I. After introducing the themes in the novel, students will read and analyze the text. Through the novel, research, and historical documents, they will learn about post-traumatic stress disorder and explore mental health services available to veterans.
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