Day 1

Absalom, Absalom Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Reading Literature with Racial Slurs

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    In this activity, students will read discuss the concerns surrounding reading works that have racist language or characters and write a class contract that establishes both individual and collective responsibility for discussions about this novel.

    Common Core Standards:



    The particulars of this classroom activity can be tweaked depending on the student makeup of the class (the conversation will necessarily be different if it is a primarily white class or a class of primarily Black and Latinx students). Emphasis on transparency and honesty will...

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