Unit Plan

Black Women Writers: What Gets Black Women Heard?

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Zora Neal Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Maya Angelou are featured in a guided inquiry unit. High schoolers research the lives and works of these and other Black women writers and craft an argument, using evidence from their research, to address the central question, "What gets Black women heard?"

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Set aside extra prep time to closely examine the plan and prepare the required materials
  • Use the resource during February's Black History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes instructors and learners have experience with guided inquiry
  • A protocol must be in place to permit a safe, respectful discussion of sensitive topics
  • The richly detailed and carefully scaffolded 33-page packet includes both formative and summative performance tasks
  • Includes a suggestion for an informed action task
  • None
Common Core