Resources for AP Composition Unit on Relationships
July 7, 2014 4:33 PM Subscribe
What have you read or watched that has changed the way you think about relationships, particularly what makes a good relationship? Bonus points for shorter texts and YouTube videos, but all texts should be approachable for high school juniors taking AP English for the first time. More specifics behind the cut.
posted by guster4lovers to Human Relations (7 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
We also would like sources that present very different views. I'm thinking particularly about things like What Shamu Taught Me About A Happy Marriage
and Brene Brown's
TED Talk on vulnerability. Very different takes, but both interesting and enough to pull ideas for students to write about what makes for a good relationship.
These are going to be used for a summer reading assignment, which will lead to an in-class essay on the first day. While we don't like giving homework, that is an expectation for the course and we're trying to make it meaningful and helpful in assessing their ability to read, comprehend, synthesise, analyse and write about clearly.
One more note: we are trying to come up with as many free/web-available texts as we can to keep costs for students low.
Any help you can give would be great. Thanks all.