Day 2

Master Harold... And the Boys Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Apartheid—Slavery Venn Diagrams

    Kind of Activity:

    Research

    Objective:

    Students will learn about apartheid and thus better understand the sociopolitical/sociocultural context the play is set in. Students will be able to draw historical connections between a system of oppression that may be unfamiliar to them (South African apartheid) and one that may be familiar to them (American slave system).

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2

    Structure:

    When Sam names Abraham Lincoln as a man of magnitude, Hally replies disparagingly that Sam should not be so sentimental since he has never been a slave. This comment reveals that for Hally,...

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