Monday, October 20, 2014

Domestic Violence Posting Assignment

This assignment has four parts:

  1. Read about domestic violence and statistics on domestic violence in the United States and/or Latin America in reputable research sources. Write a short summary in your blog of what you learned.
  2. Prepare a PSA (Public Service Announcement) in Spanish, followed by English alerting people to domestic violence issues. For this PSA, use any software app you like on your phone, or you can use Vocaroo on any computer. Your announcement should include some key statistics you learned in step 1. Your announcement should be no more than about a minute. Make sure you write a script to read before you record. A good PSA includes a greeting, statistics (with the sources indicated), and call to action. Embed your PSA in your blog posting.
  3. Write a letter to the editor or to an advice column in Spanish from the point of view of either the girl or the father in "Las Medias Rojas" explaining what your situation is like and seeking assistance. Compose your letter in the a Google Doc. Here is a business letter format template. Make a copy of it to use for your letter. Link to the letter from your blog posting.
  4. Comment on at least three of your classmates' postings.