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Art is an integral part of the development of Rashad's character in All American Boys.
This lesson is designed to briefly introduce students to the artistic influences of Rashad: The Family Circus and Aaron Douglas, while having students answer questions about the role of art and, finally, create their own scene from the novel. This lesson includes the components listed below.
This is a basic PowerPoint with background information about The Family Circus and Aaron Douglas including photos of the comics and artwork.
A set of 5 discussion questions asking students to analyze the role of art in Rashad's life and the novel.
An opportunity for students to choose an important scene from the novel to illustrate and provide a written response about.
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