The book critique should be written in standard essay form, be about 3 pages in length, font size 12, Times New Roman, have a cover page and use proper grammar. I may decide to share your critiques with your classmates for their enlightenment. Contents must include:
The Story 20 pts
What is the story, in brief? Do not spend too much time on this topic
2. Background of book 20 pts
What do you think can be learned in terms of U.S. History and the culture of this nation?
Was it written in the time period of which it deals with?
5. Evaluation 20 pts.
What parts of the book or quotation from the book will be indelibly etched on your mind?
What human connections did the book help to make for you with other places and peoples, and other times?
What makes this story part of history in the U.S.? What makes it a classic?
Each of the above questions should be discussed in at least a paragraph. Try not to be vague. Use specific parts of the book to explain your points and give a complete, specific and detailed picture of the historical context. In other words, don’t just say “Western US during the 1800s. Give definite dates, places, people, and events.
Due date: Fifth week of each six weeks. No late assignments accepted