Issue: Mental/Physical Health
The book assigned to this topic is Wintergirls by Laurie Halse. The story follows a female character with anorexia nervosa as she struggles with the disease, her relationship with herself, peers, and family, and the reality of losing a friend to an eating disorder.
Blog Prompts for this Topic
11/13: Think about the theme assigned to your group. Answer the following questions for your first blog post.
11/25: Update on your progress and your thoughts about the topic. What new information have you learned about your topic?
12/04: Share the new understanding/knowledge you have gained in your recent reading research and the progress on your question responses.
12/10: Answer the following prompts.
Poem: To This Day
Essential Questions to Answer:
Each of these topics are so vast it is impossible to cover all aspects in this course. However, you should be able to answer the following questions to demonstrate progress towards understanding this topic. You will need complete an annotated bibliography for each question's answer using at least three sources for your information. This information will be utilized in the written responses to each question. Further instructions will be provided on Echo.
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This 2011 documentary by Lee Fulkerson examines the progression and state of the American diet and health status. It also examines the argument that many of the major health concerns of the modern world can be treated with changes to a person's diet.
This documentary can be view on Netflix.
Watch this Overview on Eating Disorders (11/18)
Perspectives on Health (11/24)