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The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 Teaching Unit
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- Why was the Civil Rights Movement necessary? What is the “I have a dream” speech?
- Who was Rosa Parks?
- List three ways the NAACP used “nonviolent” resistance to work toward changing unfair laws permitting discrimination.
- How do Byron and his friends treat Kenny at the beginning of the story? In what ways does his attitude change after their experiences in Birmingham?
- Why do the children on the bus laugh at Rufus and his brother? What does Kenny do to lose Rufus as a friend?
- Why do you think Kenny is confused by Byron’s behavior with the dead dove?
- What is wrong with the parting gift Mrs. Davidson gives to Joey?
- How is the title of Chapter Ten “Tangled up in God’s Beard” an example of a metaphor?
- What is the “Ultra Glide”? Do you think Mrs. Watson approves of its purchase?
- What is the significance of the color of Joey’s dress the Sunday of the bombing in Birmingham?
- Describe the World-Famous Watson Pet Hospital. Why does Kenny choose to hide there?
- Why do the Watsons take Byron to his grandmother? Despite the trauma of the explosion is their trip successful as far as their son is concerned?
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.