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: 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...
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