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Seeking Justice: Lesson 5, Discussion Questions

Questions from Oyster Academy. Question 1: How does today’s reading develop your understanding of gender roles and expectations in this text? Provide specific examples from the text. Today’s reading helped me understand that women are expected to do housework, like Jem says on page 78, “Not like a lady sewed ’em…” It also helped me […]

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Seeking Justice Lesson 2: Discussion Questions

Questions from Oyster Academy-Seeking Justice: Lesson 2. Question 1: What can we infer about Scout’s character based on this first chapter? Provide specific examples from the text. She’s smart, having been able to read since she was a baby, “Scout yonder’s been readin’ ever since she was born, and she ain’t even started to school […]

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Seeking Justice Lesson 1: Discussion Questions

Questions from Oyster Academy-Seeking Justice: Lesson 1. Question 1: What was the relationship between gender and the perpetuation of Jim Crow? During the Jim Crow laws, it was always inappropriate for a black man to interact with a white girl or woman in a casual way, strengthening the assumption that black men will harm white […]