Project this powerpoint of pictures for your class before you begin reading the novel. The show what the characters are dealing with when it comes to segregation.
My students were SICKENED by the photos and actually questioned me extensively about how people got away with this kind of treatment.
"Were places really like this?" "Why didn't someone say that this wasn't right?" "Seriously?!? All because of skin color??" "What is wrong with these people???"
I used this in one class period, but easily could have had discussion for several days. It was a great way TO GET THEM INTERESTED IN THE NOVEL and give them some background information!
Loved this powerpoint!!! Really got my student attention! Thanks so much!
February 22, 2012
Served as a wonderful introduction to the novel. I used it as a tie in between our Social Studies unit and the book. The pictures helped my seventh graders visualize what it was like to live and go to school during the Jim Crow Era.
February 21, 2011
My 6th great class really enjoyed this powerpoint. The images were very educating to my students. I really like the correlation the powerpoint maintained with the novel. Thank you. Mrs. Burns
Thank you for posting and I'm glad it worked out well for you. As I stated in my description my students REALLY got into this one. It is amazing how naive they are of racism and "the way things used to be". Mrs. Taylor
There are 20 slides total. They start with primarily pictures and ask students to journal about
"Separate but EQUAL" (pictures show inequality) The rest are text that give basic information about the novel.
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