This Ghost Boys: Educator Guide lesson plan also includes:
The spirit of the Civil Rights Movement lives on in a more literal than figurative way in Ghost Boys. A focused lesson plan features Jewell Parker Rhodes' novel about ghosts of slain black teenagers, including the main character, Jerome, and a fictionalized Emmett Till, and the conflicted world they have left behind.
- Have learners research a figure from the Civil Rights Movement or Black Lives Matter alongside their reading
- Include in a social studies unit on discrimination or social justice
- Discusses current issues that may be sensitive to talk about in the classroom, including racial bias and Black Lives Matter
- The resource is divided into three sections: introduction, literary analysis, and cultural context
- Covers a scope of events in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that establish the historical context for the novel
- Provides a plethora of resource links for additional research