Certain topics resonate with students differently so I permit the opportunity to tap into those interests and moments while still requiring that they effectively demonstrate an understanding of the course texts and nuances of each issue from context to context, especially where location, identity, and intersectionality are concerned.
As a celebration of our semester, I am sharing one example (for now) of an outcome from the final project assignment. Elizabeth chose to create a zine for girls dealing with the often hush-hush topic of menstruation and puberty.
I will share more samples as I receive student permission (with the option for them to remain anonymous). When submitted for credit, the creative approaches are accompanied by a written component to cover a range of criteria that connects the project to the course. They may also choose a more traditional approach and complete a research paper. I will only include snippets of written components but want to share some of what UCF students create when permitted to unleash their imaginations and focus their knowledge through multiple disciplines.
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