Day 5

Black Boy Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    May Day 2.0

    Kind of Activity:

    Role Play

    Objective:

    Students will be able to put the book’s events and characters in their specific sociopolitical context. Students will be able to use primary sources to create their own arguments and writings.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.9

    Structure:

    Richard’s traumatizing experience with the white Communists at the May Day parade serves as the finishing blow of his relationship to the party. However, what if Richard had been allowed to march in the May Day parade? What would he have seen? What would he have...

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