In the final five weeks of class, we will take part in a multi-part exercise that includes group and individual components.
In groups you will:
In groups of three to four you will:
Each group member will contribute a paragraph that explains the general relationship between the work or works and the theme. Each group member will also contribute two worthy sources that explore the relevance of the theme to modern society.
Individually, you will write a 3-4 page paper analyzing the texts that you have chosen to explore: How does the work address and present the theme? What is its perspective?
Students with shorter texts may wish to consult more than one poem or short story written by an author.
Your paper must:
Students will present their papers to the group so that the members of the group gain a more rounded perspective of the theme prior to creating the larger class presentation.
Finally, the groups will use each member's findings to create a presentation which will be presented to a panel of peers as well as the instructor and/or an outside assessor.
Your presentation must:
Following the presentation, each member of the team will respond to one question posed by peers from other groups and the instructor or guest evaluator.
Performance Task: 15% of semester grade