Harriett Virginia-Ann Jernigan

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Building Empathy with Spent

This is an adapted version of the online game Spent, created by Games 4 Sustainability, for students to play as a group, to build a sense of the challenges facing people living in poverty.

Activity title: Spent Game

Author(s): Harriett Jernigan

Course: PWR 1, PWR 2, or both

Activity length and schedule: There are 30 days in the activity and 30-40 minutes for the collective reflection.

TiC Playlist (Layer C - Ideation and Development Series)

This asynchronous activity prompts students to engage in artistic innovation by combining their music and research interests. By pairing their favorite songs with sources they have begun picking for their Texts in Conversation (T.i.C.) assignment, students begin to see their sources working “in concert” with each other.

Activity title: The T.i.C. Playlist

Author: Harriett Jernigan

Course: PWR 1

TiC Recipe (Layer B - Ideation and Development Series)

This asynchronous activity asks students to reconceive the sources they have gathered for their Texts in Conversation assignment (T.i.C.) as “ingredients” and explain how they will combine them in order to develop a deeper understanding of their research topics.

Activity title: The T.i.C. Recipe

Author: Harriett Jernigan

Course: PWR 1

TiC Festival Poster (Layer A - Ideation and Development Series)

This asynchronous activity encourages students to use graphic design to outline their Texts in Conversation assignment (T.i.C.). By arranging sources according to theme and sequence, students can envision how their sources work “in concert” with each other.

Activity title: The T.i.C. Festival Poster

Author: Harriett Jernigan

Course: PWR 1

Activity Showcase: Ideation and Development - A Layered Curriculum Approach

For this issue's Activity Showcase, we're pleased to spotlight a set of asynchronous multimodal activities developed by Harriett Jernigan. Designed for PWR 1 (but adaptable to PWR 2), these activities help students to better understand the way their sources are in dialogue with each other and so help them develop more nuanced and robust research topics.  Read on for Harriett's introduction as well as links to the activities themselves.

The following activities draw on a layered curriculum approach for their design:

"Because no one stares when I wear my bonnet" TiC activity

Throught this activity, students work in pairs to explore and analyze artifacts related to Black women's natural hair, creating a stakeholder identity that they then use to comment on the image, both in a brief presentation and a fake tweet-and-response exchange.

Activity title: "Because no one stares when I wear my bonnet": a TiC activity

Author: Harriett Jernigan

Course: PWR 1 or PWR 2

Beyond Tolerant - Revise and Decolonize

Through this activity, students engage with problematic statements from a series of different artifacts as a way of analyzing how dominant cultural stereotypes infect everyday discourse, then offering revisions designed to make the texts more inclusive.

Activity title: Beyond "Tolerant": Revise and Decolonize

Author: Harriett Jernigan

Course: PWR 1 or PWR 2

Decolonizing the Calendar

In this community-building activity, students interrogate the ways in which the dominant culture--read as cis-het, primarily white, primarily male, and typically abled—prioritize certain holidays while ignoring others celebrated by underrepresented people.

Activity title: Decolonizing the Calendar

Author: Harriett Jernigan

Course: PWR 1 or PWR 2

Translating for Analysis

This creative activity asks students to apply their multilingual skills to rhetorical analysis, asking them to translate sections of Ted Yoho's July 2020 public statement into one of their own languages or dialects as a way of better understanding how language -- and cultural perspectives -- influences argument.

Activity title: Translating for Analysis

Author: Harriett Jernigan

Course: PWR 1 (or PWR 2)

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