Final Project: A Call to Action 

Throughout this unit, we have used literature to think about power: how we gain it, how we maintain it, how we lose it, and how it is distributed unevenly in America.  For our final project, you are going to create your own call to action. 

The most simple approach would be to write a letter addressing this issue.  However, you could also use this project to explore more complex digital writing formats.   

Some steps you want to take, not necessarily in this order: 

1.  Identify an issue of power that needs a solution.  Analyze injustices present in the book club texts or present-day society. 

2.  Narrow your focus.  Begin researching this issue and identify a specific concern and a specific solution. 

3.  Choose a form of digital writing.  The following document provides ideas for digital writing and examples:  http://connect.readingandwritingproject.org/file/download?google_drive_document_id=18C5LnaDnzckQ8OS_oOHVYkOq0WMdLEq_f9SPE-ybJJk 

4.  Continue researching and designing your project.   

 

Your Project Should: 

  • Address an issue that is related to power, systemic privilege, and/or agency. 

  • Be built around a clear claim.  How could your reader take action? 

  • Provide evidence from at least three sources. 

  • Include a digital component.  If you are writing a letter, you can use hyperlinks to cite your sources, or embed hyperlinks in your text.   

Details: 

  • You will turn in your project by sharing it with John Austin or emailing a link to john.austin@rentonschools.us 

  • You will present your project to your classmates.  You are not expected to give a speech, but you will make your project available for others to view and explore.  2nd period, 3rd period, and 4th period present on Tuesday, June 20.  5th period presents on Friday, June 16

USE THE LINK ON THE LEFT TO "FINAL PROJECT: A CALL TO ACTION" TO VIEW THE RUBRIC, EXAMPLES, AND RESOURCES.