Day 3

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Dark Phrases On Screen

    Kind of Activity:

    Long-term Project

    Objective:

    to engage with the effects of medium and the passage of time on storytelling and theme

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7

    Structure:

    Briefly begin with a discussion about yesterday's activity on "dark phrases." In light of this work and their additional reading, ask the students to consider what it would look like to move the play from the stage to the screen. What would be easier to represent? What would be more challenging? How might thematic elements be altered by a shift in medium? This should take about ten minutes.

    Then you will play two clips. First you will show the students...

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