This assignment is intended to be used with the powerful viral spoken word poem "Somewhere in America" performed by the teenage trio Belissa Escobedo, Zariya Allen and Rihannon McGavin.
Students need internet access to complete the research component of this assignment.
I have used this assignment in Current Events, Life Skills, Social Psychology, and Social Studies classes. It would also be appropriate for a high school-level English course.
This powerful video is well-liked by my high school alternative education students. I have been sharing it with students the past two years.