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Martin Luther King Jr. Web Explication Projects
Lois Leveen, April 26, 2001
Description of the course in which the assignment was used:
An interdisciplinary, interethnic (Asian American and African American) studies course for first year UCLA students. Students attended a large lecture and then met in smaller groups (20 students) for discussion. This assignment was done in discussion section.
What pedagogical goals do you think this assignment achieves:
The assignment helped students understand how to close read a text, and how to move beyond commenting on specific elements in a text, to make connections about how those different elements are deployed by the author. It also modelled the approach they would take in their midterm projects.
African American literature
Technology and literature
Related authors and groups:
Martin Luther King, Jr.