Life of Ellison
Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to understand the author and the context in which Ellison wrote
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.8
Create a timeline for the class spanning the years of Ralph Ellison's life, either a physical timeline on chart paper or an online timeline using classroom software. Mark the publication of Invisible Man as a turning point. Divide students into small groups (three or four members apiece). Each group should be assigned research on a section of the timeline. You can subdivide it using locations in Ellison's life...
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