Kind of Activity:
Students will learn about the issue of colorism in India, and discuss how it shapes the novel.
Common Core Standards:
As a class, view "Fair?", a 20 minute documentary on skin color in India, found here: http://youtu.be/TT7x1BIEhY0
Split the class into groups of 3-4 students and have them answer the following questions.
- Looking at what you have read so far, identify several places in the text where skin color is mentioned.
- Analyze the language used to describe skin color. What connotations do these words carry?
- Consider the experiences...
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