Essay #1 -- Pick One! Ink! 600+ words! Rough
draft due...Tuesday 10/9.
A) (Level of difficulty: 1) If you could create your
own society or life, as you really wish it could be, where, how would you
live? With whom? What would be different from how you live now? Why would
you choose to live this way?
I) Open with you living this life...SHOW!
B) (Level of difficulty: 1.1) What sorts of groups/cliques
have you experienced or observed? Do people naturally tend to divide themselves
into groups that don't get along? What makes people join cliques or gangs?
What can we do to prevent conflict between groups like the Socs and greasers?
II) Contrast it with your reality
III) Explain the advantages (disadvantages?) of your
I) Show a group or clique in action.
C) (Level of difficulty: 1.2) Do you think the problems Pony
and the rest of the greasers faced in 1967 are similar to those faced by
kids today? What has changed? What is still the same? Are things better
or worse for kids today? Why? What might we learn from the experiences
of Pony and the rest?
II) Explain what you just showed.
III) Why do people do this?
IV) Compare to Socs and greasers.
V) What we can do to prevent conflict.
I) Problems today (Show an example).
II) Problems then (Show an example).
III) Disadvantages/advantages today or then.
IV) Why better then or now?
V) What we can learn.