Using African American Literature to Explore Courage
- Grades: 6–8, 9–12
- Understand and appreciate a biography
- Understand and appreciate an informative article
- Make connections to how historic figures courageously overcame obstacles and how they and others can similarly face problems today
Lesson Plans for this Unit
Lesson 2: Separate but Never Equal
Students brainstorm some types of problems and obstacles that young people face daily. They then create an essay, poem, song/rap, or poster/collage describing those challenges and resolutions for those problems. Students should present and their information with the class.