AbstractIn this Text to Life assignment prepared for undergraduate, Introduction to Sociology courses, students read the memoir "I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World" by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick; write an essay that summarizes the memoir and then examines Malala’s story from a sociological perspective; prepare for...
- Subject Area(s):
- Introduction to Sociology/Social Problems
- Resource Type(s):
- Assignment, Class Activity, Essay
- Class Level(s):
- College 100
- Class Size(s):
Usage NotesThe Text to Life assignment begins with the instructor introducing the assignment by listing it on the syllabus and discussing it during the first-class meeting, then reviewing the assignment more thoroughly in-class about a month before the due date(s). Students proceed to read the memoir, write an essay that summarizes and examines the account from a...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will 1) apply the sociological perspective and concepts to lived experiences and 2) communicate their sociological insights both in written and verbal formats.
- Learning goals are assessed as students 1) complete the essay, 2) prepare for and participate in the class discussion, and 3) reflect on their experiences.