Daily Lessons for Teaching A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

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Lesson 1

Objective: Chapters One and Two The first part of Yellow Raft in Blue water is told from the point of view of fifteen year old Rayona, who has a Native American mother and an African American father. The objective of this lesson is understanding the importance of ethnic identity to the story.

1) Tasks, Ideas, Challenges and Homework

1. Class Discussion: Discuss as a class Rayona's identity as a daughter of an African American father and a Native Indian mother. Why does Rayona not forge an identity in either culture? Does ethnic identity matter? Why or why not? What indication is there that it matters to either of her parents?

2. Individual Assignment: Answer in two to three paragraphs: What does Christine mean when she tells Elgin: "We're the wrong color for each other," Rayona hears her mother tell Elgin. "That's what your friends think." Is that what Christine truly...

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