Belonging to a Movement: One Crazy Summer

Lesson 15


Unit 5

5th Grade

Lesson 15 of 30


Analyze and debate unit-essential questions by stating a claim and then using evidence from the entire text and unit to support the claim.

Readings and Materials

  • Book: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia 

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Target Task

Discussion Prompt

Use evidence from the entire unit to debate and discuss the following essential questions. 

  • Who were the Black Panthers? What did they believe in? 
  • How can relationships cause people to change and grow? 
  • How can names and labels influence our identities? 

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Common Core Standards

  • RL.5.2 — Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
  • RL.5.3 — Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
  • SL.5.1 — Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • SL.5.2 — Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

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