A Unit of Study: It's Trevor Noah: Born A Crime (*adapted for young readers)
7th - 9th
Part of the Teach for Justice
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This unit is designed to support critical thinking in relation to Trevor Noah’s experience growing up in South Africa. Class discussion prompts, select vocabulary and reading comprehension questions are included to help support critical thinking and connection through Trevor’s childhood. The final project encourages creativity and several different ways for students to express their understanding.
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.