Day 1

Black Boy Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Richard’s Relocations

    Kind of Activity:

    Mixed Media


    Students will be able to organize graphically the many changes in setting that occur during the first 5 chapters of Black Boy. Students will be able to explain the impetuses for the various relocations of Richard and his family.

    Common Core Standards:



    Setting is a vital aspect of any story, and in Black Boy the constant change in setting mirrors the fractured and unstable nature of Richard’s life. In this activity students will retrace on maps the crisscrossing journey of Richard’s...

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