Event experience Title: The Political Dr. Seuss
Gen. Ed. Category Event should be listed under: Humanities
SCC Competencies addressed by event:
HUM: Evaluate the historical, cultural, and social contents of philosophy, literature or language.
HUM: Articulate an informed response to popular or classical works in the humanities.
Guidelines for accomplishment of event
Horton Hears a Who
The Cat in the Hat
The Butter Battle Book
Yertle the Turtle
Begin your essay with a short introduction to the life and work of Dr. Seuss. Explain his history with political cartoons.
Thoroughly analyze the 2 books for political content. (This should be the largest part of your essay.) Some questions to consider as you analyze:
- In what ways do the books comment on World War II?
- Who or what do the people, places, and actions symbolize?
- Why did Dr. Seuss write these stories? In other words, what was he trying to teach his readers about war, politics, power, corruption, cultural sensitivity (etc.)?
End your essay with some concluding thoughts about the purpose of Dr. Seuss’s work and the contributions he made to our understanding of World War II.
Contact information available on the SCC Sophomore Portfolio (Capstone) website.
SCC Event Creator: Heather Rodgers
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Did essay fulfill SCC competency? YES NO PARTIALLY
Did essay fulfill event guidelines? YES NO PARTIALLY