I’m working on a english presentation and need an explanation to help me understand better.
- Your presentation must be a minimum of 15 slides (20 maximum).
- Your group must propose a clearly, stated thesis that is supported by a minimum of 3 scholarly books and/or articles (a minimum of 1 quote from each of your sources must be included on your presentation slides, properly cited in MLA format). I will supply you with your first scholarly article (one that I will already have vetted and deemed appropriate for the topic.)
- Your title slide and thesis slide (which should be first in your presentation) and works cited slide do not count for the required number of slides.
- You must also have at least 3 quotes from your book.
- In addition, your group will include 2 discussion questions in your presentation that are based on material your group has covered. These questions must engage the class in points of discussion and will be included in peer reviews.
- Recording a voice-over for your presentation is optional; however, doing so makes a more lively connection with your classmates. If you decide not to record, please be sure to use the Notes section to include what you might have said during a live presentation. (For example, put your quotes on slides, put your explanation of how the quote supports your point in the Notes.) Please be aware that if you post a PDF version of your presentation, the Notes section is not available to viewers.
You may either gather your own group together in order to choose a book or you may sign up for a book and see whom else chooses the same book/topic. You will need to work on your presentation via CanvasCollaboration and Google Drive. Please do not set up Google docs/slides independent of our Canvas class. Presentations must be posted on Canvas as Turnitin Assignment AND in Discussions for peer review.
The Hunger Games
- L. Frank Baum wrote that he intended The Wonderful Wizard of Ozto be an American fairy tale. The Hunger Games trilogy is said to draw upon specifically American traditions as it envisions a future. Compare/Contrast Oz with Panem.
- The world depicted in The Hunger Games is of gross inequality, mass surveillance, brutal crushing of dissent, where the young are sacrificed and where there is real hunger. A fantasy of the future? So go Katniss Everdeen, as they say: “Happy Hunger Games. And may the odds be ever in your favour.” After all, it’s just a game. There seems to be a trend in young adult fiction that uses the framework of “games” in which young heroes are at the center of the action, and, are often sacrificed. Discuss and explore.
“The Games People Play: Information and Media Literacies in the Hunger Games Trilogy,” Don Latham and Jonathan M. Hollister
The Games People Play: Speculative Childhood and Virtual Culture from Ender to Hunger,” Holly Blackford