Day 2

The God of Small Things Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Fair?

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Discussion

    Objective:

    Students will learn about the issue of colorism in India, and discuss how it shapes the novel.

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2

    Structure:

    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.

    1. Looking at what you have read so far, identify several places in the text where skin color is mentioned.
    2. Analyze the language used to describe skin color. What connotations do these words carry?
    3. Consider the experiences...

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