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Lesson Plan June 28, 2021

Making Text-based Claims Supported by Evidence from 'The Idea of America'

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Lesson Summary: In this lesson students will read to uncover hidden truths about the many contributions of enslaved Africans to the development of the United States. They will express their understanding by writing a text-based claim supported by evidence to show how African Americans paved the way for other marginalized communities to fight oppression, so the principles of democracy apply to all people in the U.S. Links: "the idea of america" by nikole hannah-jones [excerpt] "the idea of america" by nikole hannah-jones [full text] "how to raise a black son in america" by clint smith [video]
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Warm-up: What values do you think the American flag represents?

Introducing the Resources:

Discuss: Do you think the ideals of America belong to all Americans equally today?

Conclusion: Use text-based evidence to show how African Americans paved the way for other marginalized communities to fight oppression.

 

 

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