Interpreting Race in Books
Kind of Activity:
Students will consider the assumptions they make about race when they read and interpret novels.
Common Core Standards:
As in many books, there is no mention of the race of the characters in Hatchet. While this allows readers to imagine characters however they please, it is common for readers (especially white readers) to assume that characters are white unless otherwise stated. This activity will be slightly affected by what copy of Hatchet your class reads, because some editions have a representation of Brian on the cover, which will likely affect how...
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