In a 4-paragraph response, students will address the following:
Paragraph 1: Describe the experience of Adama and her family from 2005-2007.
Describe key aspects of Adama and her family’s experience (must cite the film!)
Give examples of discrimination, difficulties, and persecution that Adama and her family experienced in the documentary film (must cite the film!)
Paragraph 2: How is the experience of Adama and her family (2005-2007), similar to what is currently going on in the U.S. regarding the detainment of undocumented immigrants or refugees seeking asylum?
Describe the current detainment of undocumented immigrants or refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. Give examples from current events (must cite 1 outside source)!
Draw parallels between Adama’s experience and the current experience of undocumented immigrants/refugees. What is similar? (use citations!)
Paragraph 3: Identify ONE form of capital from the Community Cultural Wealth Model that Adama exhibits, and explain how Adama and her family benefit from this from of capital.
Pick 1 form of capital to discuss. Define the capital observed (cite Yosso article!)
Describe example(s) of the capital that Adama exhibited. Give specific example(s)!
How does Adama’s capital benefit (help) her? Give a specific example and explanation of the benefit for the form of capital you selected.
How does Adama’s capital benefit (help) her family? Give a specific example and explanation of the benefit for the form of capital you selected.
Example: If you selected aspirational capital, in your 3rd paragraph, you would include an introductory sentence. Then, you would define aspirational capital (citing Yosso). Next, you would describe specific examples from the film in which aspirational capital was observed. After, you would explain how Adama benefited from aspirational capital. Finally, you would explain how Adama’s family benefited from aspirational capital.
Paragraph 4: Concluding paragraph to the paper.
Provide your reflection/thoughts on what Adama and her family experienced. This is the one section of the paper where you can add your own opinion and use “I” statements (e.g., I believe… I observed…I feel).
Describe a policy recommendation that you believe should be in place for Muslim immigrants, undocumented immigrants, or refugees seeking asylum. Be specific with your recommendation!
GRADING of Writing Style and Organization
Writing is clear, concise, and easy to understand
Writing is appropriate for an academic paper. No casual/non-academic language
Example: spell out words fully rather than using abbreviations (use do not, avoid don’t). Avoid “like” and “totally”. Do not write “til” or “till” instead, write until.
Clear topic sentence (opening sentence) at the start of each paragraph
Clear summary (closing sentence) at the end of each paragraph (this final sentence summarizes and interprets what you wrote about in the paragraph). This sentence does not include new information; it’s a summary statement.
Free of spelling and grammatical errors (remember to spell Adama correctly!)
GRADING of Paper Formatting
Times New Roman, size 12-point
1-inch margins, all the way around the paper
Double Spaced; No extra spacing after each sentence
Paper includes 4 paragraphs
Each paragraph is 5 to 8 sentences in length
You do not need a cover page or abstract, but your name must be at the top of the first page of the paper
APA citations included in each paragraph
APA references at the end of the 4th paragraph (does not need to be on a separate page, but must be formatted correctly!)
Refer to Purdue OWL, APA help on Canvas, or the library for assistance. A brief APA overview will also be provided in class.
Remember you’ll need to include references in alphabetical order by authors’ last name. You need at least one outside source (paragraph 2). Make sure to include the news article or other outside source in your references list.