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It is going to be a discussion post assignment. Please follow the instructions below and watch the video. Please note that I will need 2 additional peer responses to this poem, you can write responses as much as you can, just use the hints given in the instructions and I will take care of editing them. But please, write thoughtful and meaningful answers to the given questions. Thank you.
To start the class we are going to read and discuss a poem
that highlighted the spiritual, economic and cultural struggle of Chicano/as in
the 1960s and 1970s. The poem is titled I am Joaquin by Rudy Gonzales.
Instructions for Initial Reply:
a list here that details a total of three themes you identified in the
poem. However you will need to clearly illustrate your themes. So, explain
what specific details from the poem make it that theme. Be sure to put
your answers in a numbered list in a reply to my first post.
quick internet search on one historical figure mentioned in the poem.
Write a brief description of them here.
are some figures that you think would go into a poem about Chicanos and
Instructions for Peer Reply
your first post, reply to at least two peer responses. You can discuss the
figure that they looked up or on a themes that they noticed. All peer
replies are open but need to be at least one paragraph in length. You can
even ask them a question!
Below is the poem in video. In case you missed it at the
beginning here is the link
to the text. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
An example of a theme from the poem might be unity or
brotherhood and sisterhood. If unity was a theme you noticed then you will need
to illustrate how unity is a theme in one of your points. You need to
identify three themes in total from the poem. Please organize your themes in
bullet points as follows.
You will receive full credit for your initial post along
with two peer replies. Your initial post needs to include the details mentioned
above and each sentence needs to be complete and adequately address the prompt
in detailed responses. All peer replies need to be the required length as
Poem by Corky Gonzales: I
am Joaquin (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
You can also watch and listen to a dramatization of the poem
from the 1970s by Luis Valdez. Poem. Part 1 https://youtu.be/U6M6qOG2O-o Part 2 https://youtu.be/3sCae3qYm9Y