themes

I was lucky enough to teach a first-year composition course in the mid-80s that focused on the rhetoric of war. Admittedly, the topic was not one I had any deep ties to. It wasn’t one I would have chosen on my own. I took on two sections of the specially themed course as a favor. I was not an authority on the topic. I hadn’t even reviewed all the texts for the course before I began teaching. I...
I teach a class called Lights, Camera, Media Literacy! that has a great children's book project in the curriculum. The students create children's books in order to learn about the basic elements of plot. I thought it would be fun to take this project to another level by bringing in a local artist to work with the students on their illustrations and to self-publish all the stories as a book in...