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Welcome to the Wiki "Looking For Equality" where we will explore the different types of inequalities that exist in the U.S. and beyond.


The Assignment: (see due dates below)
At the start of the unit, we wondered that if America is a land of equality, why do so many people suffer discrimination? Is equality a myth? What do some people have to do in order to gain acceptance? We have used our readings of American Literature to answer these questions about the United States. But inequality exists throughout the world, so we need to look beyond our borders. Your task will be to consider the different types of discrimination or inequality that we read about in this unit - racial, gender, cultural, economic - and discover if such discrimination exists elsewhere in the world. Furthermore, we learned through the struggles of Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, that equality will only be gained by powerful people speaking and acting against discrimination. Therefore, I want you to also find a person or group from around the world that is making a difference in the struggle.



You will use this Wiki as a way to track your project and publish your results. Each group of not more than 4 students will do the following:
  • Choose a type of discrimination to explore
  • Identify a specific region where this discrimination currently occurs (not historically occurred)
  • Task 1:
    • Include a story of one individual who suffers this inequality - you may use a chapter or section in a non-fiction book, Internet article from a reliable site, documentary film, Internet film, newspaper article or magazine article as the source of your story. The source material should lengthy and from a legitimate source. All information must be correctly cited using MLA format.
    • Write a 150 word summary of this person's experience that includes three (3) quotes from the source material that are cited correctly.
    • Include two images, video clips or sound bites that connect to this person's story. These images or video clips can be of the person or of another individual suffering the same inequality. All images must be correctly cited using
  • Task 2:
    • Include a story of one person or group who fights against this type of inequality (this person/group cannot be the same as the person above) - you may use a section or chapter of a non-fiction book, Internet article from a reliable site, documentary film, Internet film, newspaper or magazine article. The source material should lengthy and from a legitimate source. All information must be correctly cited using MLA format.
    • Write a 150 word summary of this person or group's experience that includes three (3) quotes from the source material that are cited correctly.
    • Include two images, video clips or sound bites that connect to this person's story. These images, video clips or sound bites can be of the person/group or of another person/group in a similar situation. All images must be correctly cited using MLA format.
  • Task 3:
    • Connect the person/group from Task 1 or Task 2 to the literature that we read in class by choosing the literary character that best connects to the real individual that you've identified.
    • Write a 150 word summary explaining the connection between the literary character's situation. You must include three (3) quotes from the piece of literature in your summary.
    • Include two images, video clips or sound bites that show a connection between the real person/group and the literary character. All images must be correctly cited using MLA format.
  • Task 4:
    • As a group, determine one way that you could help alleviate this inequality or draw attention to the inequality.
    • Write a 75 word outline of your plan with six specific steps
  • Task 5: (Only those groups with four (4) members need to complete Task 5)
    • Identify a piece of art that depicts or connects to the individual/group in Task 1 or Task 2. A piece of art can be a song, film, short story, poem, novel, statue, or painting.
    • Write a 150 word summary explaining the connection between the art and the real world individual's situation. You must include three (3) specific references to the piece of art, even if your art is a painting. In other words, you need to explain which specific part of the art connects to the real world situation. The art must be correctly cited using MLA format.
    • You must include the piece of art or (in the case of a novel or film) at least a clip, image or portion of the material.


Due Dates:
  • October 25: Identify Region & Discrimination - post on your Wiki page
  • October 26: Work in library to learn about sources
  • October 27: Identify source material - post on your Wiki page
  • October 28: Work in library to learn about citations and sources
  • October 29: Finish writing 150 word summary - post on your Wiki page
  • November 1: Identify images etc - post on your Wiki page
  • November 3: Final Wiki page due