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Assignment

THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, D.C.

 

Gender Inequality: Advise the President

 

Over the past few weeks we have taken a look at many different gender inequality related issues in class.  Many of these issues are complicated and require further thought and research in order to formulate how we as active members of society can combat these inequalities. 

 

On December 14, 1961 President John F. Kennedy created the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women in order to advise him on various women’s issues in society.  This commission eventually influenced the creation of the National Organization of Women before it was discontinued in 1963.

 

President Obama is looking to restart the commission and needs young energetic advisors to advise him on gender inequality issues in 2016.  He knows that you, as part of the next generation of socially-conscious Americans, have a special understanding of these issues.

 

The President is asking you to choose a gender topic to research and submit to the White House.  His next moves on promoting gender equality will be based on the research and suggestions you give to him. 

 

Please turn to the next page to view your assignment…

Your Task:

You will type a 2-3 page (max) research paper that answers the question why your selected topic is an important issue to address in 2016.  Based on your research, you will offer the President some ideas on how society can combat the issue.  Here is an example outline for your report:

 

  1. Introduction Paragraph
    1. Give some background on the topic.  Provide context for the paper.
    2. Thesis should answer the question, “Why/how is your selected topic an issue of gender inequality in 2016?” (Example: Paid maternity leave is an issue of gender inequality because__________________.)
    3. Thesis should be the last sentence of the introductory paragraph.

 

  1. Body Paragraph #1- Supporting Argument
    1. Topic sentence/supporting argument should illustrate the focus of the paragraph.
    2. Incorporate research that supports your argument.
    3. Explain why/how the research supports your argument.

 

  1. Body Paragraph #2- Supporting Argument
    1. Topic sentence/supporting argument should illustrate the focus of the paragraph.
    2. Incorporate research that supports your argument.
    3. Explain why/how the research supports your argument.

 

  1. Body Paragraph #3- Suggestions for the President
    1. What is currently being done to advocate for this issue?
    2. Suggestions for the President.  What could he or Congress do to address the issue?
    3. What can you do to advocate for this issue?  What can your community do?

 

  1. Conclusion
    1. Summarize your arguments.
    2. Explain why this issue demands the immediate attention and action of the President.

 

 

Project Details:

  • This report must be typed in Times New Roman font (12 pt), double spaced, with 1-inch margins
  • It must be at least 2 pages in length (3 pages max)
  • You must have at least three sources cited in your paper.  In-text citations must be used and a works cited page must be included (MLA format).
  • You must include a works cited page at the end of the report.  This should in MLA format on a separate page.

 

Grading:

  • You will be graded on the strength of your thesis.  Does it answer the question completely and provide a strong central argument? 
  • You will be graded on the strength of your supporting arguments and evidence.  Do they reinforce your thesis?  Are they clear and coherent?
  • You must have proper citations, sources, and a works cited page.

 

This report is due at the beginning of class on Monday, December 5th on Google Classroom.

Possible Topics:

  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Women in Politics
  • Biology vs. Society/Culture: How is Gender Constructed?
  • Women in Sports: How Far Have We Come and Where Are We Going?
  • The Future of Title IX: Its Impact on Society and Its Future
  • Gender and the Media: How are Gender Roles Created in Society?
  • If there’s another topic you’d like to write about, please see Mr. Stephen to clear it with him