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Graded AssignmentUnit Project: The Power of LanguageThis document provides an overview of the tasks and time line for completing this assignment.Assignment InstructionsAs you complete the lessons in this unit, you will learn about some of the different ways that language can be used to help achieve a goal, share a message, and honor a person or idea. You will apply these ideas in your own project.In this unit, you will plan and execute a creative or analytical project that demonstrates the power of language. The project will focus on a contemporary or historical subject of your choice,and it will involve presenting information and ideas in a speech, a song, a video, a website, or an essay. Your goal for the project is to use language, as the authors that you will study do, to achieve a goal, share a message, or to honor a person or idea.You will be able to choose a subject for your project and a method of presenting the information about your subject.SubjectsBelow are a number of possible subjects for your unit project. Some subjects are contemporary in nature, dealing with present-day figures or issues, while others are historical in nature, dealing with figures or issues of the past. As you consider which subject appeals to you most, take into account your interest areas and the resources available to you.Contemporary SubjectsThe importance of votingProtecting the environmentOff-shore drillingNuclear proliferationFunding for the artsHistorical SubjectsThe Quaker traditionThe Women's Suffrage movementThe Women's Suffrage movementWilliam Lloyd GarrisonJohn BrownYou may choose to focus your project on a subject not named above, but you must first clear any choice you make with your teacher.Presentation OptionsBelow are some options for presenting the information you gather on the subject you choose foryour unit project. Each option is different, so consider each one and its requirements carefully before making your choice. If you think a different method of presenting your information would be more effective, clear your choice with your teacher. Remember that your presentation shouldtry to achieve a goal, share a message, or to honor a person or idea.

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