Objective: "The Blues I'm Playing" is a period piece that takes place around the 1920s, a time when African Americans were still treated as inferior, as well as a time where the Great Depression was imminent. All the different facets of the time period and place that both make up the setting serve as a backdrop for a -- at first glance -- simple story that turns out to have its own depth. This objective will focus on the story's setting.
1) 1). Class Activity: The teacher will introduce the story's setting, which includes the actual physical setting as well as the time period. These are the years leading up to the Great Depression as well as a time where African Americans were still struggling in society. After this brief introduction, the class will play a short game that resembles "Jeopardy," where a city or building will be the...
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