Students place the novel in historical context with research activities. They examine character relationships. They discuss the novel in both small and large group settings. Students question the author’s purpose and try to draw conclusions. They keep journals as they read to help make connections. Supplementary materials include a study guide with answer key, a variety of writing activities that include personal responses and research, and an objective test with answer key. Time-saving reproducible handouts and quizzes, along with teaching strategies, are included to sharpen critical-thinking skills. Literary Form American Novel 21st-Century Skills Collaboration Critical thinking Social and cross-cultural skills Productivity and accountability Overview During the era of American Reconstruction, the spirit of a murdered child haunts the home of a former slave. This ghost makes life difficult for Sethe; however, she finds comfort in believing that the spirit is that of her own dead baby–never named–known as Beloved/em. This novel portrays the struggles of ex-slaves dealing with the trauma of slavery, racism, aggression, and broken families. Includes 10 Lesson Plans/19 Handouts. Aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Grades 9-12,. High school. 66 Pages. Print Book: Spiral-bound, 8 x 11 inches.