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Utilize Context: Consider the historical, political, economic, technological, and community perspectives of any given animation or visual story. Through a critical perspective in their writing, discussions, and animation assignments, students should articulate an empathetic, multi-perspective analysis and approach to the visual storytelling of various cultures across the globe.
Formulate an Argument: As a part of their multi-step research project, you should formulate an argument (thesis statement) as to why this animated work, based on their research, holds cultural, social, or political significance and articulate the argument in your writing.
Incorporating Evidence: online reading, watching films, and researching the sociopolitical history and context will require students to analyze and evaluate animated stories that challenge them to be skeptical, open-minded, and look at different points of view, which must be supported by visual or textual evidence.