Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
This play is written by Cesaire, a poet and politician. Cesaire is known for his work in surrealism and anti-colonization work. Today's objective will study the biographical information of Cesaire.
1) Class Discussion: Cesaire is the founder of the Negritude movement, the first black pride movement. He is also a politician and author. Do you know anything about the author, Cesaire? Do you believe Cesaire's work is limited to plays? Can you gather anything about the author from the title?
2) Group Research Project: Research the history of Cesaire. Information should include his early childhood, his career moves, his important works, and his later life. Ask the students to present information to the class.
3) Individual Creative Writing: Write briefly on what events in Cesaire's life led him to write this play. Why do students feel this topic is important to Cesaire? Why do the students think...
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