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"The Gold Cadillac"
Transcript of "The Gold Cadillac"
Mildred D. Taylor
An inference is an educated guess based on information in the text and on the reader's prior knowledge and experience. As you read you constantly have to make inferences about ideas and details that writers do not reveal directly .
Explain the situation to 'lois and reassure her that she will be safe. Students should draw information from the text and add to it by using your own experience with fear and injustice.
After: Students will vote which group effectively could calm the child's fear and why.
In 1950, when the story takes place, the Cadillac was the number one luxury car. A Coupe de Ville cost a staggering $3,995, and a convertible $4,144. As the decade progressed Cadillac continued to be the automotive trendsetter. By the 1970's, however, public taste shifted. People started to realize they could get luxury cars from abroad. Cadillac came nose-to-nose with Germany's Mercedes-Benz.
Racial segregation is separation of people to do daily activities based on skin color. Activities include eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a public toilet, attending school, going to the movies, or buying a home. Separating blacks and whites were part of the Jim Crow Laws from 1876 and 1965.
Paying close attention to. Careful.
What might a heedful person do at an intersection?