The book assigned for this issue is The Absolutely True Diary by Sherman Alexie. It is a novel about a Native American teenager growing up and living on an Indian reservation. In the story the character has many experiences, including deciding to attend an all-white public high school off the reservation.
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.
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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The documentary, The Central Park Five, was created by Ken Burns and released in 2012. It provides background, interviews, expert analysis and details of associated facts related to the Central Park jogger case and the conviction of the five suspects.
Defining Race and Ethnicity (11/17)
Perspectives on Race (11/24)