Kind of Activity:
Students will be able to understand the history behind the novel's setting
Common Core Standards:
Ask students what they think the impact of the setting is on the novel. How would Their Eyes Were Watching God be a different story if it took place in the North, or even in a state like Virginia that was more settled in than Florida? After discussing the importance of the setting in geographic and historic terms, ask students to learn more about the setting.
Have students research Eatonville, Florida. They can do this via Internet search or using databases available to...
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