Students should imagine that they are journalists living at the time of the 1960s and 1970s and write about what is happening during this time, such as the Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination, the Vietnam War, and school segregation. Students should share their articles with the class.
Students should write an obituary for one of the people mentioned in Common Ground and summarize his or her life experiences, family information, and other pertinent information described in the book.
Map it Out!
Students should pinpoint different locations in the book, such as Brighton, Washington, D.C., Lexington, Roxbury and other areas discussed in Common Ground. Students should mark the locations on the map.
Students should research information on the author, J. Anthony Lukas, and find more information about his life, such as his upbringing, education, and career. Students should discuss the information with the class.
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