Utilizing Numbers in Reading and Writing about Socially-Conscious Literature
In this activity students will be given summaries of data related to Native Americans. The data cover such topics as population, health care, education, and family structure. In the first part of the activity, the students will be asked to apply these numbers to their reading of socially-conscious Native American literature. In class, they will then discuss how their understanding of the literature was influenced by the data summaries, and which particular numbers were more useful than others. In the second part of the activity, the students will discuss and practice incorporating numbers in their critical writing.
- Understand the relevance of numbers in reading socially-conscious literature.
- Acquire the skill of choosing relevant numbers for a particular literature.
- Learn about the appropriate use of numbers in critical writing.