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Iíve Got the Literacy Blues
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Unit|
|Estimated Time||Six 45- to 60-minute sessions|
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 8
Students learn about blues music and brainstorm subjects that might give them "the blues." Finally, they write their own blues lyrics and have the option to perform.
Grades 9 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 7
Students listen to Holiday's song "Strange Fruit" and identify powerful and descriptive images for a mini-lesson on tone and about the lynchings in the South during this time.