Module 1: Good People

Dramatist Play Service – ISBN: 9780822225492
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
1.   Complete first read of Good People

This first reading will be where you take in the story at the most basic level. Read quickly, there’s no need to tarry. You will return to the reading as you prepare your double-entry reading journal.

2.   Read this short article on Double-entry reading journals
3.   Create your double-entry reading journal:
  • Log on to MyCI and go to CIDocs.
  • Click on the Shared with Me folder on the left side of the screen.
  • Find the English 340 folder I shared with you and open it.
  • Find the folder labeled “Module 1: ‘Good People'” and open it.
  • Find the document, “Double-entry journal template,” highlight it, click on the drop down menu with 3 vertical dots (more actions), scroll down to Make a copy and click it.
  • Find the newly created document, which will be called “Copy of Double-entry journal template,” open it, rename it using your first name (e.g. Clifton’s Double-entry journal).
4.   Re-read Good People making notes about the following in your double-entry journal:
  • How any line, scene, character, and/or setting connects to the world around you.
  • How any line, scene, character, and/or setting connects to something you may have read or seen before.
  • How any line, scene, character, and/or setting connects to your personal experience.

You should have a minimum of 20 entries

5.   Write a 2-page, double-spaced reflection following your double-entry journal and discuss the following:
  • Your overall response to the play and how it speaks to the economic challenges many in our country face
  • Your opinion as to how effectively it addresses concerns brought up in Drama: A Tool for Teaching Business Ethics
  • Your response to creating a double-entry journal and the degree to which you think it helped you to dig deeper into the play.
6.   Assessment

Project worth 20% of final grade and assessed by the professor.

  • A = Exemplary work, meets all deadlines, shows a high level of engagement in all aspects of the assignment.
  • B = Complete, deadlines met, all instructions followed.
  • C = May have missed deadlines or not have followed instructions completely (missing content).
  • D or F = Missed deadlines and missing elements clearly indicating that instructions were not followed.

Due February 21, 2020 @ 9 AM