Holes Historical Context Article and Assignment - Racism Civil Rights Movement

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This Holes historical context article and assignment will help provide the important history students need when reading Holes by Louis Sachar. In the novel, Sam and Kate fall in love and are subjected to cruel racism from the citizens of Greenlake. Help students understand the important historical context of this plotline by teaching them about the history of racism and discrimination in America and the Civil Rights Movement. Students will read a two-page article on this topic to help provide context for this plot line in Holes. They will also complete an assignment to show what they learned!

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➡️ The Civil Rights Movement Nonfiction Article: This 2-page article provides important historical context for students while reading Holes by Louis Sachar. The article outlines the history of racism in America from the end of the Civil War until the present day. This is important for students to understand to provide them with the context they need to understand why the citizens of Greenlake show cruel racism towards Kate and Sam's relationship.

➡️ The Civil Rights Movement Response Assignment: After reading the article, students will complete an assignment where they share what they learned about the following historical topics: Jim Crow Laws, the NAACP, segregation, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., The March on Washington, The Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act.

➡️ The Civil Rights Movement Response Assignment Answer Key: Use this detailed answer key to review the answers to the assignment with your students or check their work.

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