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Goals & Soles

What do you want out of life? What are your goals? What are your aspirations? In contrast, what does a person with a disability want out of life? Think about some of these questions as you do this assignment. Also, think about what we have discussed in class about the lives that disabled people have to live and the challenges that they are often faced with. Remember, even though in "My Left Foot" Christy Brown could barely move or communicate, he still had a lot of aspirations similar to what we have. He also, however, had other "goals," which might not be common to you and me. Think about some of those as you do this assignment.

1. With a marker, trace both of your feet onto a piece of paper.

2. On the first foot, fill in the outline with drawings and symbols that represent what you want out of life. However, you must draw them using your left foot.

3. On the second foot, fill in the outline with drawings and symbols that represent what disabled people want out of life. Once again, you must draw them using your left foot.

4. On a piece of notebook paper, explain the importance of the symbols on each foot. Then, in 2-3 paragraphs, describe the similarities and differences between the goals of disabled versus non-disabled people.

 

Goals & Soles Rubric

To earn an "A" on this assignment, you must

  • show very good effort with both drawings,
  • put detailed thought into your response,
  • be neat and legible with your written portion.

To earn a "B" on this assignment, you must

  • show good effort with both drawings,
  • put considerable thought into your response,
  • be neat and legible with your written portion.

To earn a "C" on this assignment, you must

  • show average effort with both drawings,
  • have a response that does not contain much thought or personal reflection,
  • be slightly sloppy with your written portion.

To earn a "D" on this assignment, you must

  • show below average effort with both drawings,
  • have a response that does not contain much thought or personal reflection,
  • turn in a sloppy and careless written portion.

To earn a "F" on this assignment, you must

  • show little to no effort with both drawings,
  • have a response that does not contain much, if any, thought or personal reflection,
  • turn in a sloppy and careless written portion.

Process Standards: 19

 


 
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