Objective: In Chapter 1, Wandering, the division between blacks and whites is introduced, first through the explanation of Hughes' lineage. This lesson will discuss this division and Hughes' mixed heritage.
1) Class Discussion: Describe Langston's lineage.
Small Group Activity: How does this lineage introduce the division of black and white? How might this family lineage affect Langston throughout his life?
Class Discussion: Share the groups' thoughts about Langston's ancestors, who are both white and black, as well as how his mixed descent will affect him throughout his life.
Homework: Do you believe it is unusual for one to be of such a mixed descent? Explain.
Objective: In Chapter 1, Wandering, Hughes' unsettled family life is introduced. This lesson will discuss his dysfunctional family.
1) Class Discussion: Describe Hughes' family.
Small Group Activity: What do you learn about Hughes' parents' characters from this chapter? How might his mother and father's behavior...
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