Students learn about Southern Black cooking and Mashama Bailey’s Grey Restaurant in Savannah Georgia, built on the site of a segregated Greyhound station.
Students will read, listen to and view supporting clips while learning the necessary elements to analyze the text. Students will show mastery of the standards at the end of the lesson through a SOAPSTONE Analysis, a Socratic Seminar, short paragraph responses and a rhetorical analysis essay scored on the new 6-point analytical AP rubric.
- The Netflix series Chef’s Table, Season 6, Episode 1 profiling Mashama Bailey is used in this resource, with a 25-question viewing guide and answer key.
- Links to different NPR, New York Times articles and videos showing the themes of cooking and African American migration back to The South.
- There is a short paragraph writing opportunity writing an analysis of an interview with Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano.
- Students will listen to an NPR The Record interview with Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano, and on charts provided in the appendix, they will complete the evaluation of ethos, logos, and pathos.
- There is a lesson on the rhetorical situation in an essay on The New York Times op-ed, “Racism Is Everywhere, So Why Not Move South?” by Reniqua Allen.
- There is an opportunity to write an Audience Analysis for The New York Times article, “Edna Lewis and the Black Roots of American Cooking,” by Francis Lam.
- There is a frame for a complex thesis statement
- The entire lessons act as an explication and a building of context for a rhetorical analysis essay on Mashama Bailey’s foreword to Edna Lewis’ book, In Pursuit of Flavor.
- There are sources for teaching the Socratic Seminar
- The packet includes complete lessons, Common Core standards, essential and key questions.