After the last tree falls and the factories shut down in The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, the Lorax has to leave the once fruitful forest. For this lesson, I would use the Sophocles’ conversation on hardship. In small groups, I would have them decide whether or not the Lorax was successful as a result of his hardship of watching the forest disappear. Students would come to a consensus in their small group and share with class. I would then have students complete a reflective exit ticket on whether the work of the Lorax to save the forest was worth it.
Level: Elementary English/language arts
Subject Area: American literature
Author: Chelsie Belkholm