Day 5

Flannery O'Connor's Stories Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

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    Racism in Literature: O'Connor's "Everything That Rises Must Converge" and Other Stories

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will explore stereotypes and cultural prejudices in literature.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2

    Structure:

    Warning: There are explicit images in Kara Walker's art. Consider students' 

    Show students the PBS 21 episode about Kara Walker, a Black artist responding to the history of the South: http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/kara-walker

    Facilitate an honest and respectful discussion about Walker's art, the legacy of Jim Crow, and racism in today's society.

    Consider...

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