Use this assignment when teaching, Standing Against the Wind to encourage students to experience the process of applying for a educational opportunity.
In the novel, Patrice spends a lot of her time filling out her Dogwood Academy Application. This assignment helps students to understand this process a little better.
They will be asked to clarify special talents or interests, evaluate personal goals, analyze career choices, assess their success in life thus far and in the future, identify a personal hero, and clarify the meaning of leadership.
This application also has a personal essay section. They students will be asked to choose from 2 possible personal essay writing prompts.