African American Writers

Welcome to Unit One!

First marking period, students will read a variety works by female African-American writers. They will read the works of Hansberry, Morrison, Hurston, Walker, and Angelou. They will compare roles of women within American culture and African-American culture within various time periods. Students will examine the contributions and changes that have come about through literature. Through classroom discussion, literature circles and Socratic seminars, students will develop a deep understanding of the importance of African American female writers in our history and how they helped mold our world. They will examine and analyze their struggles compare to the struggles of other women in society and the struggles of African American men. Once students have examined the roles of women in a variety of settings, they will write an analytical piece.