This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Racism. "Bright & Morning Star" is a short story that explores the complex themes of racism and the wide reaches of a mother's love for her children. The object of this lesson is to learn about racism.
1) 1. Homework. Have students research a racial conflict in the United States (for example, the riots in the twentieth century, slavery, battles against Native Americans). Have the students prepare a presentation on...
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