All American Boys Introduction Gallery Walk Activity (Distance Learning)

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Get your students thinking about police brutality in America before diving into All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely--online or in person! This activity focuses on activating students' prior knowledge of the issue while introducing them to influences and ideas they may not have previously considered.

For an in-person lesson, teachers will hang the 5 included signs around the room. Instructors can opt to have students fill out the included anticipation guide, or skip this step. Students will work individually or with groups to extract main ideas from the signs, before sitting down to find their key takeaway.

This is a great way to get students up and moving, thinking, and discussing their ideas with their peers.

For a virtual lesson, simply assign the digital version (in the form of a Google Slides document) and let students work through the slides independently.

This activity is great for beginning the difficult, but necessary discussions around police brutality. By comparing law enforcement in America to law enforcement in the U.K., students are able to see that it is an issue in the United States, but that the factors around American police brutality are more complicated than merely racism or abusing authority.

While this activity was developed as a pre-reading activity for All American Boys, it can be used with any novel dealing with police brutality, such as The Hate U Give and Dear Martin.

This activity includes:

  • Teacher's guide
  • Anticipation guide (optional for the activity)
  • 5 signs to hang around the classroom
  • Guided questions
  • Virtual version of the student materials

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Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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