Poverty and Literature
The Promised Land: Washington
Your task for this chapter is to create a flow chart of the people and
ideas which came together to create the War on Poverty in the
mid-1960s. Your flow chart should also contain the principal programs,
concepts and people that formed the heart of the War on Poverty. It
should also depict the flaws in the War on Poverty that led to its
demise after the 1972 Presidential election.
You are limited to two sides of an 81/2 X 11 sheet of paper. Eschew
prose: let arrows and labels make the necessary connections. You will
be evaluated as much on the basis of your design and the connections
you make as the comprehensiveness of your flow chart.
As you read Lemann, note that the chapter
is divided into handy sections. Note also that Lemannís
paragraphing technique is also quite helpful. Remember that you cannot
nor should not try to include everything on your flow chart; what you
decide to exclude is almost as important as what you decide to include.
You may work together, comparing your selections and connections with
someone elseís. But the design of your flow chart should be your own
This little task is due Thursday, April 12th
at 3:30 p.m