Create a visual or audio presentation about the argument in "The School Days of an Indian Girl" and present it to classmates online. Then respond to your classmates' work, describing which aspects of Zitkala-Ša's account are captured in their presentations and which are not. Finally, review your classmates' responses to your own work and revise it to convey the message in a different way.
Your assignment should include the following elements:
- A well-developed creative response to an author's work
- Evidence of a collaborative group effort
- Evaluations of your peers' work
- Evidence of a new approach to a project
You should have completed a draft of this assignment in the activity before this one. If you haven't done so, go back and complete that activity now.DISCLAIMER
Every classroom environment is different. This assignment may need to be modified depending on your circumstances.
- Solo classrooms — This assignment requires working with other students if at all possible. If you are working alone at home, your teacher may find a way to connect you with other students online. However, if this is impossible, you may be able to do a modified version of the assignment on your own. Talk to your teacher about how to adapt this project to your situation.
- Low-tech environments — This assignment requires sharing and commenting on work online. If you don't have the technology to do this, you may be able to share and comment on work via low-tech means. Ask your teacher for guidance before you proceed.
Ask yourself these questions as you revise:
- Did I create a presentation that communicated the argument of Zitkala-Ša's story "The School Days of an Indian Girl"?
- Did my teammates and I use teamwork to create a product together?
- Did my group make comments on my classmates' presentations, describing the aspects of Zitkala-Ša's argument that are included and those that are not?
- Did my group revise its work in response to the comments we received?
Use this rubric to determine how well you're meeting the criteria for the assignment.