Modern Minstrelsy: Exploring Racist Stereotypes in Literature and Life

This Modern Minstrelsy: Exploring Racist Stereotypes in Literature and Life lesson plan also includes:

Satires may be designed to expose a bias to ridicule but if misunderstood can they reinforce that bias? Langston Hughes poem, “Minstrel Man” opens a discussion of racist stereotypes, the minstrel tradition, and the musical, “The Scottsboro Boys.” Class members watch a video, read a New York Times review of the play and discuss these sensitive topics. Preview the richly detailed plan and decide if appropriate for your classroom.

31 Views 30 Downloads
Resource Details

Grade
11th - 12th
Subjects
English Language Arts
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 hr
Instructional Strategies
Collaborative Learning
1 more...
Technology
Video
Year
2010
Usage Permissions
Fine Print