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Teaching Multicultural Literature: A Workshop for the Middle Grades

Historical and Cultural Context: Christopher Paul Curtis Student Work

This children’s book about the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was researched, written, and illustrated by one of the students featured in the Workshop 5 video. The book is the student’s final project in a six – week unit focusing on the historical and cultural context of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963.

As you review the student’s work, consider the following questions:

  • What do you notice that this student did well?
  • What questions would you ask this student about his or her work?

Illustration Plan

Peer Evaluation