The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
Lesson plans and other teaching materials

Lesson Plans for Specific Works
Biography and BackgroundHorton Hears a Who
And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry StreetThe Lorax
Bartholomew and the OobleckOh, the Thinks You Can Think!
The Butter Battle BookOne Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
The Cat in the HatThe Sneetches
Fox in SocksThidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose
Green Eggs and HamThe Zax

The Butter Battle Book
After listening to the story, students discuss conflicts in their own lives and draw people finding ways to resolve conflict in socially positive ways.

The Butter Battle Book
This lesson plan focuses on conflict in the plot.

The Butter Battle Book
Five discussion questions and a writing task.

Dr. Seuss Teaches Peace: The Butter Battle Book
Students explore themes of the book and learn about different types of propaganda.

From Dr. Seuss to Jonathan Swift: Exploring the History behind the Satire
Students read The Butter Battle Book to illustrate the use of satire in a very accessible way. After reading the picture book, students discuss the historical allusions as a class. They are introduced to the concept of satire and identify the main satirical theme of the book. Students then work in small groups to find additional background information and present this information to the class. They chart details from the book and link each one to the historical information they have discovered. Designed for high school.

The Political Dr. Seuss
By viewing excerpts from The Political Dr. Seuss and examining the film’s Web site, students will see how, despite being written for young children, Dr. Seuss' books contain powerful messages about important themes in American history and society. The students will conclude by creating posters to showcase one of these themes. Designed for grades 7-12. 6 pages, Adobe Reader required.