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Unit Three, Day 33 - Friday

Class Goals: Characterizing viewpoints and positions, synthesizing viewpoints, understanding context.

Connection to Course Goals: Writers write from a given context.


  1. Devise a discussion or some other activity to get at main points of essays, with the ultimate goal of not only characterizing the writers’ positions, but the assumptions they hold that would lead them to these positions regarding the rise of multiculturalism and the backlash against it.

Focus on how the assumptions inform these differences. For example, because Cheney sees a feminist conspiracy behind the new multiculti, she sees the curriculum as disadvantageous to whites and men, whereas Ehrenreich’s feminist background leads her to see that everyone benefits from the opening of the canon to be more inclusive.

Follow-up questions