Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

J. Anthony Lukas
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Essay Topic 1

Examine the draft for the Vietnam War and how it affected Colin Diver in Common Ground. Students should focus on how men avoided the draft and thoughts of the public on the Vietnam War. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination had a considerable impact on the American people, especially the African American community. Discuss the impact of his assassination on the American people and why he was an influential person in American society. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Compare the families discussed in Common Ground and discuss the issues each family experienced during the 1960s. Use the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 4

The Boston School Committee rejected the report that showed there was a racial imbalance in the Boston schools. Discuss what the state study...

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