Objective: In chapter one, it's explained that Trevor's father is white and lives on the other side of the highway. Trevor grows angry any time someone mentions that fact. The objective of this lesson is to consider racism and its effects on individuals.
1) 1. For class discussion: Why does Trevor become angry when it's suggested that he has a white father? Remember to make students aware of the timeframe in which the story is set. Ask the question, "Have attitudes on this subject changed?"
2. For homework: Have students write an essay outlining a time when racism had an effect on them or someone they know.
3. For class work: Have students list at least three points that are made about the new boy that show everyone is aware of his race.
4. For class discussion: Ask students to consider their reaction if someone from an entirely different race were to...
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