Grade 12 ELA Module 1: Unit 1, Lesson 19

Class members return to a discussion of The Autobiography of Malcolm X with a conversation of how Haley foreshadows the growing distrust and downturns in the influence of the Nation of Islam.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Many videos of the March on Washington are available on YouTube; preview several to select one appropriate to your learning situation
Classroom Considerations

  • A protocol must be in place for the safe, respectful discussion of controversial topics
  • The 19th in a 28-series unit on narrative writing that uses The Autobiography of Malcolm X as an anchor text, and as a model for the personal narrative required for the college Common Application
Pros

  • The nine-page packet includes a brief plan, discussion questions with sample responses, and a homework assignment 
  • Designed for Common Core
Cons

  • None