I. Surf for a topic. Your topic must be a person, issue or organization that affects women of color.
II. Search the library catalog and journal databases for a good academic source on your topic; also consult your textbook (BFT). You must find at least two academic sources for your topic. A third source may be an online source (remember our workshop rules for choosing good sources).
III. Read your sources carefully, taking notes. Share notes on your reading with your teammates, and together decide on your thesis. Start drafting your essay together as a team to reflect the ideas you think most important for the general public.
IV. Post your essay on the webpage. Add a few photos. Edit. Proof.
V. Decide how to present your page to the class.
If you find a possible person or topic, switch to the library to see if you can find a journal article or book about the person.
- Women & U.S. Social Movements
- African American Studies
- Asian American Studies
- Chicano/Latino Studies
- And of course, Women’s Studies
Digital Schomburg African American Women Writers of 19th Century (look for “biographies”) Library Databases
Chicanas chingonas at http://chicanas.com/chingonas.htm (this site is an exception to my “no .com” rule….)
Women’s orgs at http://chicanas.com/amigas.htm
See this African American Issues factsheet at american progress.org
Browser this Indian Country Network news site for possible topics
Look at the various organizations back at SisterSong…
A powerful Pinterest collection: Black Women, Girls & Violence