Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
Even as Shakur was injured and barely conscious, state troopers pulled her out of the car and threatened her. At the hospital she was interrogated and not allowed to see her lawyer. Law enforcement had decided that Shakur was guilty. The objective of this lesson is to discuss rights of individuals accused of a crime and how Shakur's rights were ignored.
Class Discussion: How was Shakur treated when she was lying in the car wounded? Was she physically attacked? How was she removed from the car? How long did it take to get her medical attention? How was she treated at the hospital? Why was it important that a nurse gave Shakur a call button? How did Shakur learn about the charges against her? Was she ever made aware of her rights? Why did a nurse have to call Shakur's lawyer? How was she threatened...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(d), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(d), 11-12.7
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