Resource Projects

This site has been created for students in Identity and Difference in American Literature, a course at Plymouth State University. They are curating public collections of resources related somehow to the themes, concerns, texts, and subtexts of our class. I have invited them to post in this space if they don’t have online spaces of…

Adoption 101

So you want to adopt a child??? Having a child is one of the biggest decisions a person can make. It probably even tops the tough decision of whether or not you should go up for seconds. In today’s age, the process of having a child has changed. Long gone are the days of actually…

Resource Project: Artist Struggles

  Being creative is a gift, a talent that not everyone has  can completely understand. Creative people see the world differently, rather stay in the box society created they can step out and create their own box. They have a deep passion for creating. However, with the lack of understand come the struggles of an…

Resources for Teaching Privileges to Students

According to Webster Dictionary the definition of Privilege is, “a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor”. Privilege can be a touchy or uncomfortable subject. Depending on how you see yourself or how you acknowledge it depends on how easy it is to talk about. In my future I plan to be an…

Checking Privilege: Resources for Cultural Competency in Social Work

As a social worker, you will often find yourself working with minority populations and marginalized people – that’s just part of the job. However, when working with these populations, sometimes very different from yourself, it can be hard to step out of yourself and realize that not everyone experiences life in the same way that…

African American Authors of the LGBTQ+ Community

Authors from the LGBTQ+ community have long been brushed under the rug based solely on their sexual orientation. The fact that many social institutions promote a heteronormative agenda; even when it comes to literature in some cases, is a product of the times that needs to be addressed. Now that the LGBTQ+ community is finally…

Teaching the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was a dark time in America’s history. The repercussions of the events during that time period have shaped America in many ways. There is a lot of information to cover and I figured I would highlight some major talking points about the war. These are meant as guidelines that can help provoke…

Mental Health Resources from a Literature View: Help and Info

Mental health illnesses is a big issue across the world dealing with all different types of age groups of people. Not everyone knows what caused or even notices that they do have a mental illness. There are many reasons for why people act a way they do and feel the way they do about life…