All of the elements of this unit will be tied together as students work on a production. The target audience are the students’ peers and anyone else who is interested! During Writer’s Workshop, students will generate their own literature on slavery. Some will perform dramatic readings of their poetry or prose. Other students will give narratives to educate peers on the blues of slavery. The mural and other works of art will be on display during the assembly. Students will choose musical selections that they wish the audience to hear.
I am confident that this curriculum unit will help students to not only find the rhythm and lyricism of the blues in music, art and literature, but it will also spark an understanding of the demoralizing effects of slavery.