The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Theme

Updated: 1/15/2021
The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Theme
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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Lesson Plans

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 is a humorous, yet emotional and powerful novel about an African American family who travels to Birmingham, Alabama during the time of segregation.


The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham Themes - 1963 by Christopher Curtis

Storyboard Text

  • DEATH
  • EXAMPLE 1
  • EXAMPLE 2
  • No swimming!
  • Warning!
  • EXAMPLE 3
  • Byron, a cruel bully, becomes emotional after killing a mourning dove with a cookie.
  • Give my regards to Clark, Poindexter!
  • Kenny nearly drowns at Collier's Landing in a whirlpool.
  • The church bombing leaves several innocent girls dead and buried under rubble.
  • Kenny, just go ahead and cry if you want!
  • FRIENDSHIP
  • Buphead is a bad influence on Byron and the reason for much of Byron's mischievousness.
  • Kenny almost loses Rufus as his best friend, but realizes that he needs to stick by his friend even if it means he gets made fun of.
  • Byron and Kenny grow closer as they try to move on from the devastating church bombing.