Our culture makes demands on people based on their gender. Using To Dance With the White Dog and at least two (2) of the following works, discuss the ways in which specific characters’ attitudes and behaviors are a response to their own perceptions or the perceptions of those around them regarding their gender roles.
- “A Rose for Emily”
- “Boys and Girls”
- “Rites of Passage”
- “Barbie Doll”
- “The Man Who Was Almost a Man”
- An MLA formatted and documented essay of at least 750 words applying one or more literary elements to at least three sources (combining primary and secondary).
- MLA formatted Works Cited page.
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By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
1. Students will be able to manage and coordinate basic information gathered from multiple sources for the purposes of problem solving and decision-making.
2. Students will be able to recognize the use of evidence, analysis, and persuasive strategies, including basic distinctions among opinions, facts, and inferences.
3. Students will be able to critically read, analyze, interpret, and discuss literary texts by listening and reading critically for elements related to genre, human expression, situation, audience, purpose, and diverse points of view.
4. Students will be understand the value and capacity of literature to express human experience through close contact with primary literary texts as forms of cultural and creative expression.
5. Students will be able to locate, evaluate, and incorporate a variety of primary and secondary sources into essays, smoothly synthesizing the student's arguments with those of published sources.
6. Students will be able to employ standard MLA guidelines to correctly format, cite, and document all primary and secondary sources, whether paraphrased, summarized, and/or directly quoted.
7. Students will be able to understand that the writing and speaking processes include procedures such as planning, organizing, composing, revising, and editing.
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