Segregation and Discrimination: Examining perspective in ‘Sweetness’

In this lesson, we will be exploring the themes of segregation and discrimination in Toni Morrison's short story, 'Sweetness'. We'll also be thinking about Morrison's use of perspective - especially how and why it is used. This lesson covers race and discrimination. If this is a sensitive topic to you, we recommend checking with a trusted adult before starting or doing the lesson with a trusted adult nearby.

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Quiz:

1 - Segregation and Discrimination in Toni Morrison's 'Sweetness'

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Question 5

Q1.What does the term 'segregation' mean?

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Q2.What does the term 'discrimination' mean?

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Q3.What does the term 'colourism' mean?

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Q4.What does the term 'constitution' mean?

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Q5.Which pronouns indicate a writer is writing in the 'first person'?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

1 - Segregation and Discrimination in Toni Morrison's 'Sweetness'

Complete the quiz to find out how much you have understood from today's lesson:

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What does the term 'segregation' mean?

1/5

Q2.What does the term 'discrimination' mean?

2/5

Q3.What does the term 'colourism' mean?

3/5

Q4.What does the term 'constitution' mean?

4/5

Q5.Which pronouns indicate a writer is writing in the 'first person'?

5/5

Lesson summary: Segregation and Discrimination: Examining perspective in ‘Sweetness’

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