Warriors Don’t Cry
produced by The Bushnell Center for the Arts
In 1957, the Little Rock Nine risked their lives and ended segregation at Central High School; their struggle changed the United States forever. Melba Pattillo Beals was one of those nine brave students in the center of the growing Civil Rights Movement. One actress embodies Beals’ powerful words, playing many roles as she leads the audience on an educational, emotional, and inspiring journey through a complicated time in U.S. history. Based on the multi-award-winning memoir by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals.
CALIFORNIA COMMON CORE STANDARDS EASILY APPLIED IN YOUR CLASSROOM:
- 6.RI.9: Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
- 8.RL.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
- 9-10.RI.3: Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
Lesson Plan Idea: Students research another one of the Little Rock Nine or other pioneer in the Civil Rights Movement and assume their identity to write a journal of that time, keying into the figure’s emotional struggles and triumphs.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
65 minutes with Q&A
Contains mature material.
Study Guide (PDF)
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