The Pain of History and Beloved

Readers of Toni Morrison's Beloved share their reasons for why the painful and powerful narrative should be on the list of books for the Great American Read program.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Include in a study of Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Have groups research the life of Margaret Garner and the Fugitive Slave Act
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource comes with a warning that it contains sensitive material; preview the video to determine if appropriate for your classroom
Pros
  • Provides information about the historical background of the novel
Cons
  • None