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Updated by sarahjanebowman711 on Oct 24, 2016
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Riots: Smoky Night by Eve Bunting

This is a list of resources to give students the tools they need to explore and have a greater understanding of Riots and the importance of perspective.

Smoky Night by Eve Bunting

This is an audial and visual reading of the book, Smoky Night by Eve Bunting. I picked this resource because it has sound effects to go along with the reading, and the story gives a child’s perspective of the riots of Los Angeles in 1992.

Smoky Night

This video is the author talking about the message she wanted to convey in her book. I picked it because it shows how while her book did address rioting, it also is about getting to no one someone before you make conclusions about them. It’s a good resource to help stem discussion on rioting that happened in the past and rioting that happens today.

1992 Los Angeles riots

This is a child safe resource that can give students a few brief statistics about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. I picked it to give students some context.

Children's Book Review: Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, Author, David Diaz, Illustrator Harcourt Children's Books $17 (40...

This is a link where you can buy the book, but even more importantly, it provides some information on the media and illustrations of the book. I want to use this resource to encourage students to see the symbolism in the artwork.

LA Riots

This is a picture taken during the riots of Los Angeles in 1992. I included this picture because I think visuals help students to better understand the depth of the situation.

Character Scrapbook

This resource allows students to create scrapbook pages on any character. I picked this resource because it’s a fun way for students to demonstrate what they have learned.


What's happening today?

What's happening today?

This is a picture from the "Black Lives Matter movement" that is going on today. I included this photo because I want students to see the connection between riots that have happened in the past and riots that happen today.


Los Angeles 1965

Los Angeles 1965

This a picture from the riot in Los Angeles in the 1960's. I picked this picture because it relates to riots.


Protests can lead to riots.

Protests can lead to riots.

This a picture of a protest in LA, I just wanted to show them how in protests people gather together and get fired up, which can turn into rioting.


Ferguson Riot

Ferguson Riot

This is a picture from the Ferguson riots, I wanted to give an example of riots that have happened recently.