Sample Video 14: Literature 1: A Conversation with Lois Lowry, author of “The Giver”


View the archive of this program where Lois Lowry interacted live with students and answered their questions about the plot, character, and themes of “The Giver” as well as her writing process.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 41: A Conversation with Lois Lowry Study Guide

Use this teacher tool in conjunction with the following Educate.Today video: Literature 1: A Conversation with Lois Lowry.


Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.


Teacher Tool 695: Arts Integration Activity--The Giver Poster

Download this teacher tool for an arts integration activity related to student study of the novel, "The Giver." In the activity students combine their study of the themes in the novel with a demonstration of their learning through the medium of visual arts. This activity accompanies the following videos: Literature-1, Literature-24, Theatre-14. This activity could also be modified for use with our videos on "To Kill a Mockingbird" or any other novel you are studying in class. For videos related to "To Kill a Mockingbird," just type "To Kill a Mockingbird" as your keyword search.