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Mosaic Lesson Plans:

Mosaic Lesson Plan - Fall/Winter 2013

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Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
8 pages Saddle-stitched
African-American, fiction, lesson plan, mosaic, Speculative fiction, young readers

Young readers are consuming Speculative Fiction at high rates, with YA series, movies based on these books, and websites devoted to loyal fans garnering high numbers. From best-seller lists, to box office numbers, and Nielsen online measurements, it is clear middle and high school readers love Speculative Fiction. This issue of Mosaic examines Afro-Surrealism, a genre of the Black literary tradition rooted in oral folk tales, voodoo conjuring, and the folk wisdom born of generations of dispossession. These lesson plans can not hope to introduce young people to Afro-Surrealism – they already know the stories of our people, and they have heard the fantastic, bizarre, weird, and wonderful from elders all around them. What these lesson plans hope to do is help the thoughtful teacher guide students to a deeper understanding of Afro-Surrealism.

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