About This Project
Prejudice is everywhere and it is impossible to live life without encountering some form of it. The Color Purple by Alice Walker tells the story of a young woman Celie who encounters many forms of prejudice and how she eventually combats these prejudices by forming alliances with others who are facing the same struggles and injustices. This project is meant to represent that in order to overcome struggles such as racism and sexism, those being oppressed have to find themselves and value themselves and their heritage but also form alliances with others being subjected to similar oppression. The project includes:
1. A Paper that describes in depth my own ideas about the text and the most prominent themes that arise,and finally how to use it successfully in a classroom.
2. A poem written about my own heritage and self-awareness
3. A word cloud with some of the most important themes from the text
4. Connecting Texts Diagram
5. A comic strip demonstrating two different forms of oppression in school children and how they react.
6. A letter to the editor from a concerned parent that The Color Purple is just making excuses for injustice.
7 A lesson plan for a daily application of the text.
8. This website as an organizational tool