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Lesson Plan February 26, 2020

Exploring Repatriation: Black Americans Follow in W.E.B. Du Bois's Footsteps

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Warm-up: What are immigration stories commonly about? Why might a person leave the United States for another country?

Introducing the Lesson: Exploring Black Americans' repatriation to Ghana and W.E.B. Du Bois's legacy with the NAACP.

Analyzing the Reporting: Analyzing a news story about why four Americans have chosen to move to Ghana and discussing popular conceptions about Africa.

Extension Activities:

1. Poetry Writing: Composing original poetry to connect personal context to current events in connection with a Pulitzer Center student contest

2. Research: Connecting the lives and struggles of prominent Black History figures to current events. 

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