Kindred

This first in a series of four resources is designed for instructors to use Octavia E. Butler's Kindred in their classes. The packet includes an overview of the unit, a day-to-day calendar, links to background articles, and reading quizzes and tests—a must-have resource for teachers who include Butler's novel in their curriculum.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Prepare copies of the various handouts or send links to class members' computers
  • After reading the 2006 and 2011 time travel articles, have groups research current theories
  • Research resources available on campus and in the community for domestic abuse and groups post the information in the classroom
Classroom Considerations
  • A protocol must be in place to permit a safe, respectful discussion of controversial issues
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes a link to an audio recording of the novel
  • The Kindred Unit Project assignment sheet is richly detailed and includes a rubric
Cons
  • None