⭐I have created a unit plan (148 pages) that will help students navigate through this topical read. This unit includes 5 quizzes, a final essay, a final exam, and over a dozen articles and over 20 activities. The book itself covers heavy topics for a YA novel. I put grades 9-12 because you can pick and choose what activities/articles you feel comfortable using in your class or use the unit plan in its entirety.
⭐There are several articles with follow up questions and activities that create conversation around interracial dating, police brutality, debunking black on black crime, being a minority at an all-white school, Emmett Till, Black Panthers, riots/protests, and so much more!
⭐There are also activities, writing prompts, and worksheets that help students engage and connect to the text, analyze the text, and critically think about its connections to the real world.
⭐I have also attached QR codes to pertinent lyrics and supplemental text to help enhance this reading experience. This novel will be a movie soon and it is perfect for our students to begin discussing and thinking about these tough issues in the safety of a classroom.
⭐I have also added my PERSONAL pacing guide as an example, common core standards, and anti-bias strands from Teaching For Tolerance.
⭐I was inspired by Angie's effort at giving voice to young people and created a unit that is plentiful and full of depth and variety.