This age-appropriate lesson plan explores the professional contributions of lesbian poet and author Audre Lorde, whose provocative writing explored the intersection of race, feminism, class, gender and sexual orientation through her own experience on the front lines of each. Lorde used her worldwide acclaim to develop mechanisms for other women authors to publish their work. Like all Legacy Project lesson plans, this document highlights four different learning tracks according to James Banks's multicultural education model and Bloom's Taxonomy. Tracks 1 - 4 are roughly structured to align with the cognitive retention and synthesis capabilities of students from early-to-mid Elementary School (Track 1); late Elementary-to-early Middle School (Track 2); late Middle School-to-early High School (Track 3); and early-to-late High School.
Suggested Study Subject Integration: Literature, Writing, Social Justice, Women’s History, Black History, American History, LGBTQ History