Women and Social Movements in Latin America

Please be original and follow the rubric guidelines. Don’t forget to cite your sources by giving (Author last name, page number) after source information used. Enclose direct quotes in ” ” quotation marks and make sure your fourth page is the Works Cited properly formatted per my requirements for this class.

In 1961, over 250,000 Cubans joined their country’s National Literacy Campaign and taught more than 707,000 other Cubans to read and write. Almost half of these volunteer teachers were under 18. More than half were women.

Narrated by Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker, MAESTRA (Spanish for teacher) explores the experiences of nine of the women who, as young girls, helped eradicate Cuban illiteracy within one year. Interweaving recent interviews, archival footage, and campaign photos, this lively documentary includes one of the first Cubans of her generation to call herself a feminist and one of the first openly proud members of Cuba’s LGBT community. With wit and spirit, all recall negotiating for autonomy and independence in a culture still bound by patriarchal structures.

Official Selection a the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and the San Francisco Latino Film Festival.

This portion of the grade consists of writing 5, two to three-page, double-spaced “briefs” of more than 680 words. By a “critical analysis” I mean an essay on a topic from the reading (any topic from previous reading). This involves taking an issue raised, and stating whether you agree or disagree with it, and why. Do not summarize the reading; instead focus on one interesting issue it raises and give me your reaction to it, with your reasons. If you like, you may try to state what the strengths and weaknesses of the materials are with respect to the issue you raise. I am looking for several things: your judgment in identifying a key point; your imagination in evaluating it critically: your ability to state the reasons for your views (i.e. to develop an argument about the materials); your skill at writing clearly and effectively. I’ll allow one substitution if you attend an event (talk, film, and/or performance) related to the subject matter of the course, and want to write about that. You should check in with me if you have questions about what might be a good substitution. I will try to announce such events during the semester.

Critical Analyses Rubric

Critical Analyses Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSingle-Spaced Heading Your heading must include at least three single-spaced lines with: Your name, the course, and the date. 10.0 pts Full Marks 6.0 pts Partial Marks A Heading was included, but did not fit the criteria for full credit. 0.0 pts No Marks 10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCenter justified Assignment and Descriptive Title Example: Critical Analysis 1: Immigration 10.0 pts Full Marks 6.0 pts Partial Marks A title was included but is missing an element so as to receive full credit. 0.0 pts No Marks 10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDouble-spaced Critical Analysis (crit) Right after the single-spaced heading, all remaining text must be double-spaced unless including a long quote which must be single-spaced and indented. 10.0 pts Full Marks 6.0 pts Partial Marks Most of the crit is double-spaced, but some of the formatting is off. 0.0 pts No Marks 10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeNo more than one inch margins all around The whole document must include margins that are no larger/bigger than one inch (1 in.) all around. 10.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome2 complete to 3 page requirement 10.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWorks Cited page included in Document 20.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeProperly Formatted Works Cited page 10.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWorks Cited (Single-spaced sources) Each source is single-space and a double-space has been left between sources. 5.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWorks Cited (Hanging Indent) Hanging Indent Paragraph Format has been included 5.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeWorks Cited (Named Authors) All sources have named authors (directors, editors, producers, screenwriters, etc) and are placed in alphabetical order by author last name. 5.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 5.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCitations (Parenthetical) After source information has been used (Author last name, page number) has been included. All direct quotes are enclosed in ” ” quotation marks followed by (Author last name, page number) 5.0 pts Full Marks 0.0 pts No Marks 5.0 pts

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