Law and Literature students, it has been a pleasure developing this class for and with you!
A few final things:
1) You may submit your final draft of the Rumination Paper via turnitin.com up until midnight on Tuesday 1/24.
* If you never made an account or attached yourself to our online class, the class code is 14116103 and the class enrollment password is lawandlit.
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Below is the assignment for your final writing assignment of this course: a Rumination Paper.
Don't wait until the last minute to begin, be thoughtful, and have fun with it! Please type.
Draft due Tuesday 1/17
In your first paragraph, which should be more formal and analytical, be sure to:
1) introduce the text and author
2) fully contextualize the quote withing the story
3) analyze the significance of this quote - why is it important? Why does it matter in our understanding of the story or its characters?
THEN - get thinking and get creative! Using a more personal tone and creative writing techniques (think imagery, figurative language, etc.), let your mind wander away from the play. Smoothly transition from your opening analysis into your own thoughts, experiences, witnessing, questions, and reflection. As you begin to develop your own stories and ideas, be sure to touch on other texts, theories, and concepts we've worked with in this class.
At the end of your essay, bring it back around full circle to the original quote from The Crucible. How is our perspective different when we examine the quote in the context of your ruminations? Leave your reader thinking!
Remember the questions we've raised: What is "good law"?
How do we make and enforce good law? Is good law just, and if so, for whom?
(How does law negotiate the relationship between the individual and the community?)
Here's a link to the full text of the play: http://eienglish.org/crucible.pdf
Click through and read Act 3!
As you read, add to your quote tracker! Remember, your goal is to create your own record of powerful quotes from the play that can be related to key legal and social topics.
(If you lost your quote tracker, you can download an electronic copy by clicking here.)
HW Check/Reading Quiz in class on Monday 1/9!
10th grade Law & Literature
Through a mix of fiction and non-fiction texts as well as discussion and writing, students will explore the social and ethical questions of making and enforcing laws.