HOLES RACISM HISTORICAL CONTEXT

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 In Louis Sachar's novel, Holes, Sam and Kate are subjected to cruel racism as a result of their love for each other. When Sam and Kate kiss, the town turns against them. Sam would have been hanged for this action, but instead Trout Walker kills him.

Help your students understand the historical context of this event in the novel by showing them an animated clip that describes the Civil Rights Movement and the life of Martin Luther King (Youtube is required). The assignment has students fill in information they have learned about particular topics described in the video. An answer key is also provided for you to review with your students.

 

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