Emily dickinson | english | Baldwin Wallace University


Topic: Emily Dickinson

The Role of Women during the 1830s – 1880s

  • Explain women’s role in American politics and society
  • Explain the Women’s Suffrage Movement including dates and key players 

For this assignment, your small group will be required to create and present a PowerPoint or Prezi about a specific American writer while also addressing one assigned topic about American literature, culture or history from the same era. Your presentation should include the following: 

  • A short biography about the writer highlighting notable and/or interesting events or accomplishments during his or her life. 
  • Key information about your group’s assigned topic. 
  • Two connections between the writer or the topic and modern day America (consider if the writer
    reminds you of a modern figure or if certain ideas from over 100 years ago recur today). 
  • A thoughtful arrangement of your research and analysis so that it both enhances your classmates’
    understanding and adds interest. 
  • Citations for your research; 
  • Before beginning this assignment, ensure that your group sets goals, deadlines, and establishes roles so that the work is equally distributed.
  • 5-10 minutes long roughly