Day 3

Black Boy Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Segregated (United) States

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will be able to put the book’s events and characters in their specific sociopolitical context. Students will be able to better consider life from Richard's perspective.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4

    Structure:

    One of the defining features of Richard's world is its harshly enforced segregation. Though young Richard is largely ignorant of segregation and racism, by chapter 6 both social constructs make their presence known. Strict separation of the races, along with the...

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