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A Gathering of Old Men. Setting: How we got to this point Materials: Ethnic Notions documentary. Essay Questions.

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A gathering of old men

A Gathering of Old Men

Setting: How we got to this point

Materials: Ethnic Notions documentary


Essay questions

Essay Questions

1. Choose three stereotypical characters from slavery and post-slavery cartoons and depictions. How did each character further the cause to continue slavery and/or hinder the abolitionist movement?

2. Choose three stereotypical characters from slavery and post-slavery cartoons and depictions. Howdo these characters impact today’s society?

3. Select three characters from A Gathering of Old Men. Connect each character to a stereotypical character from slavery and post-slavery cartoons and depictions.


Assignment

Assignment

  • Write a five paragraph essay in class supporting your theory. You are expected to use the persuasive strategies you learned during the first nine weeks: pathos, ethos, kairos, and logos.

  • Include an outline.

  • You will submit your thesis statement in class on Tuesday.

  • On Wednesday, you will complete your first draft.

  • On Thursday and Friday, you will present your paper to the class. Include one visual aid poster for your presentation.

  • Bring any materials to class each day. You will be given class time to complete the paper and poster.


Sample thesis

Sample Thesis

The Sambo, Mammy, and Pickaninny stereotypical characters of slavery create a false standard of how men, women, and children should wear their hair today.

The stereotypical Mammy of the slave era affected acceptable forms of beauty, namely complexion, size of mouth, and physique.


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