102 day-to-day schedule

Project I: Literary Essay 20%
Project II: Primary Source Analysis 20%
Project III: Secondary Source Analysis 20%
Project IV: Argument Essay 20%
Midterm and Final Essays 20%
Required text: Portable Sixties Reader

Week I
Day 1
Introduction to course; introduction to 1960s
Homework: Skim and summarize Terry H. Anderson’s The Sixties

Day 2
1960s – Create timeline; finish documentary

Week II
Day 1
Movement and writing, a guided exercise; introduction to primary sources including literature
Homework: read and respond to John Updike “A & P” and Joyce Carol Oats “How I Contemplated the
World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life over Again” (handout)

Day 2
Discuss literature of the 1960s; Essay I assigned
Homework: read and respond to selected poems by Sylvia Plath (in book) and Alice Walker “Everyday Use”

Week III
Day 1
Discuss literature of the 1960s; sign up for conferences
Homework: draft Essay I

Day 2
No class - conferences
Homework: first draft of Essay I

Week IV
Day 1
Essay I draft due; Essay II assigned; library research day: finding primary sources
Homework: read and respond to Susan Sontag “What’s Happening in America” and Michael Lydon “The Rolling Stones – A Play in the Apocalypse” (in book); bring two primary sources on a related issue to class

Day 2
Analyzing primary sources; Essay I draft returned with instructor comments
Homework: revise Essay I (global revision); read and respond to Rachel Carson from Silent Spring and Betty Friedan from The Feminine Mystique (in book)

Week V
Day 1
Self-edit – grammar and style; Bob Dylan and backlash
Homework: revise [[[Literary Essay [Essay I]]] (local revision); bring 2 more primary sources on a related issue to class

Day2
Essay I due; analyzing primary sources and finding a thesis
Homework: Draft Essay II

Week VI
Day 1
Draft due; Whole-class workshop;

Day 2
Whole-class workshop; review for mid-term
Homework: prepare for midterm

Week VII
Day 1
Draft of essay II returned; midterm
Homework: revise Essay II (global revision); prepare for presentation

Day 2
Presentations
Homework: revise Essay II (local revision)

Week VIII
Day 1
Essay II due; meet in library; Essay III assigned; locate secondary sources on issues of the 60s and
today: environment, minority identity, women, war, controversies of youth culture
Homework: find 2 sources from proquest research library

Day 2
Evaluating sources; meet with group to discuss sources
Homework: find 2 sources from academic search complete

Week XI
Spring Break

Week X
Day 1
Essay IV assigned; writing effective arguments: counter arguments and organization

Day 2
Essay III due; research day - meet in library; sign up for individual conferences
Homework: draft Essay IV

Week XI
Day 1
No class- individual conferences
MLA lesson

Day 2
Whole-class workshop
Style lesson

Week XII
Day 1
Whole-class workshop
Style lesson

Day 2
Whole-class workshop
Style lesson

Week XIII
Day 1
Whole-class workshop
Style lesson
Homework: students not workshopped complete peer review

Day 2
Whole-class workshop
Style lesson
Homework: revise Essay IV (global revision)

Week XIV
Day 1
Self edit of Essay IV
Homework: revise Essay IV (local revision)

Day 2
Exam review

Sat - Final exam

Week XV
Day 1
Essay IV due

Day 2
Easter

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