Mexican american humanities
Based on what you have learned about Codices in Module 2A, create your own 3 codices about 3 different important moments in your life.
CREATIVE Response #1
Based on what you have learned about Codices in Module 2A, create your own 3 codices about 3 different important moments in your life. Imitate the style of the codices you looked at. Include images and words. Separate from the images, include an 8 to 12
sentence paragraph explaining what your codex is about and how it imitates the Americanism Codices. Make sure you turn in this assignment as a Microsoft Word document, Microsoft Publisher, PDF, or image (JPEG only).
CREATIVE RESPONSE #2
Write a new Chicanx epic poem inspired by “I am Joaquin”. Write this poem from your perspective as the modern-day Chicano OR Chicana OR Chicanx. What experiences should be included? What Chicano/a/x figures from the past (recent and further back) inspire you and are part of your history (include at least five)? How will your poem tackle the question of your identity? How will your poem describe the Chicano/a/x experience in the U.S. in the last few decades? These are some questions to consider as you shape your poem. While you are at the center of this poem, it is not about just your ancestry and history but of the ancestry, history, and experience of your generation of Chicano/a/x. Remember poems should not be written in regular prose or paragraphs. Poems are divided into stanzas, have line breaks, use symbolism, imagery, metaphor, and other forms of figurative language.
Rhythm (and sometimes rhyme) is also important. (Minimum 400 words)
Poem example uploaded in files
CREATIVE RESPONSE #3
House Built on Ashes is a form of literature known as memoir. A memoir is similar to an autobiography in that it is based on the author’s life experiences and told in the first person. However, while an autobiography tells the story of the life of the writer, the
memoir tells “a story ‘from a life’”(Wikipedia). That is, in the memoir, the theme(s) and message(s) direct the story; the memories shared are trying to develop a specific theme or message. Your assignment for this option is to write three entries (chapters) of your memoir. Your entries should be three memories/personal stories that try to develop one or two themes. Each one should zoom in on a specific day or occurrence that is representative or symbolizes something bigger and fits within a theme. The themes should be related to the concerns of the course — culture, identity, ancestry, discrimination, feeling of isolation, questions of ‘belonging,’ importance of history, etc. – but from your perspective. Basically, you should use House Built on Ashes as models for your assignment
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