Emmett Louis Till

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The life of Emmett Till was tragically cut short, but his legacy lives on though generations. A reading passage on Emmett Till prompts class members to answer five questions about the text, allowing them to apply a wider historical context to the event.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Send the URL home for learners to access for homework the night before discussing the reading in class
  • Project the passage onto the board and use the highlight function to practice context clues
Classroom Considerations

  • Publisher's website allows members to compile resources in a learning plan
  • Learners should have some prior knowledge of Jim Crow laws and hate crimes in the American South during the 20th-century

  • Online resource includes several ways to interact with the text
  • Well-written article complements a lesson on the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement

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