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Study Groups for EH 220

John Tatter
Professor of English



Group One

MacKenzie Bonds
Solomon Flowers
Rachel Hicks
Kiwi Lanier
Ginny Nix

Group Two

Allison Booth
Chloe Edwards
Ann Walker Greenlee
Haley Ingrum
Austin Justice

Group Three

Morgan Brantley
Kimberly Estupinan
Mary Kate Groark
Alexandra Matos
Shannon Thompson

First Series of Assignments: Shipler

Group One: Invisible in America: "The Lesson"

Group Two: Invisible in America: "In the American Society"

Group Three: Invisible in America: "Miss Clairol"

Each group draws distinct comparisons between the fictional characters in the story and the real people in Shipler's book, showing how reading Shipler has an effect on how we read short stories about the working poor. Each group delivers a 20-minute presentation on Friday.

Second Series of Assignments: Fuller

Group One: The Segregated Military

Group Two: The Ku Klux Klan

Group Three: Racial Stereotypes: Jim Crow, Sambo, Coon, Mammy, etc.

Each group does individual internet searches on the topic, comes together on Wednesday to discuss what they find, and puts together a 20-minute presentation for the other two groups during Friday's class.

Third Series of Assignments: Gilman

Group One: Details of the house, interior and exterior, except for the upper room

Group Two: Details of the upper room, except for the wall paper

Group Three: Details of the wall paper

For Wednesday's class, each group makes a thorough study of the topic and then makes a list of details. Make notes about what these details have in common: not what they mean, but what their similarities are. You are detectives in a crime scene: collect evidence only and leave the conclusions to the prosecutors.


John D. Tatter, Birmingham-Southern College, jtatter@bsc.edu