The Glass Castle, a novel by Jeanette Walls brings up many controversial issues. Alcoholism, questionable parenting styles, neglect, and mental illness...these and many more issues are presented in the novel.
This assignment combines research, academic writing, and synthesis from the ideas presented in The Glass Castle.
Students will select from many issues/questions and settle on one to further investigate. The goal is to locate five sources and work through the research process (information gathering, note-taking, source evaluation, works' cited, essay drafting and writing) to produce a thoughtful end product.