The Fire This Time Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Jesmyn Ward
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 213 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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"The Tradition"; Introduction; Part I, Legacy: "Homegoing, AD"; "The Weight"; "Lonely in America"

• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Jesmyn Ward, ed. The Fire This Time. Scribner Books, 2017. Print.

• The collection of essays and poems begins with a dedication to "Trayvon Martin and the many other black men, women, and children who have died and been denied justice for these last four hundred years" (i).

• Prior to Jesmyn Ward's introduction, there is a poem included entitled "Tradition" by Jericho Brown.

• The poem uses the metaphor of gardening to look at how the expectations of young African-Americans are often at odds with the ugly reality of life as a black person in America.

• In her introduction, Jesmyn Ward first discusses the solace she sought and found in the community of Black Twitter after the murder of Trayvon Martin.

• Ward references the photo...

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