Auto Industry Writing Assignment

In class today, we watched some automobile commercials from between the 1960s and today. I also assigned the following, for Monday:

Perspectives ~ Writing Assignment, 9/17/10

Using all the texts that we’ve read about the auto industry in America, answer the question below in between three and five paragraphs. Typed, 1-1/2 spaced. Use sufficient evidence to back up your claims.

What has it meant to work in the auto industry in America, and how has it changed significantly since World War II?

 The texts include:

  • the four interviews from Working (including your notes);
  • the comic-style adaptation by Peter Kuper;
  • the NPR interviews; and
  • Michael Moore’s film Roger & Me

 If it’s useful, you can also refer to either the John Henry myth and/or the Charlie Chaplin film Modern Times. Keep in mind that both of those pre-dated WWII.

Due Monday, September 20

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