Social Studies Research and Practice
Volume 6, Number 1, Spring 2011
NOTABLE TRADE BOOK LESSON PLAN ~ Remember: The Journey to School Integration
Judy D. Butler
University of West Georgia
The Remember: The Journey to School Integration lesson introduces students to the ideas of segregation and school integration. The lesson is designed to be a combination of teacher-led instruction and student-centered learning. Students build and develop their background knowledge on the topics of segregation and the integration of public schools. Once a knowledge base has been established, students look at the pictures from Toni Morrison’s book, think critically about the message being conveyed in them, and then create their own comprehensive response to the material presented in the entire lesson.