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Digital Storytelling Center

English 111 Digital Stories

Instuctor: Robert Canipe

Robert Canipe’s Spring 2009 Expository Writing class read MARCH by Geraldine Brooks in anticipation of Ms Brooks’ visit to CVCC that semester.

Students read the novel, and instead of executing an analysis of the novel itself, each student created a research-based digital essay that examined some aspect of life during the mid 19th Century in America.

Topics included life among the slaves including marriage, education, and work. Other topics incorporated explanation of the Underground Railroad, weapons of the Civil War, and 21st Century racial relations.

Included in these three examples are Carla Shook’s excellent study of the Underground Railroad and sisters Fawn and Heather Bowman’s studies of slave life. 

Follow the links below and enjoy stories created at Catawba Valley Community College.

"Secrets and Codes of the Underground Railroad" by Carla Shook

"Slave Marriage" by Heather Bowman

"The Underground Railroad" by Fawn Bowman


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