"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: An Introduction to Jim Crow and the Great Migrations" is a CCRSAE-aligned unit plan targeted for GLE 4–8.9. The unit consists of four (4) lessons that make use of the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

This page contains the documents pertaining to Lesson TWO. Please visit the unit page for the other lessons and unit documents, including the final project.

Additional materials needed for Lesson Two:

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson
  • Unit Journal
  • Two stacks of items in two different colors, for sorting students into two groups (index cards, post-its, poker chips, blocks, etc.)
  • Access to the websites listed in the Narrative Guide for Lesson Two

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Topic Area
CCRSAE (College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education)
EBRI (Evidence-Based Reading Instruction)
Social Studies
STAR (STudent Achievement in Reading)
Media Type
Resource Type
PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Team