The Scalpel and the Silver Bear Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Lori Alvord
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Alvord's mother was unlike other Navajo mothers, encouraging her daughters to want more in life.

Part 1: Do you think it's a good idea to encourage children to want more out of life?

Part 2: Why do you think the Navajo do not encourage children to want more from life?

Part 3: How do you feel about wanting more out of your own life?

Essay Topic 2

The Navajo think that singing can help people bring their bodies back into a state of wellness.

Part 1: How do you think singing helps people begin to heal their bodies?

Part 2: Would you use a song in order to make yourself feel better?

Part 3: Why do you think a song might make a person feel better about their health issues?

Essay Topic 3

When a Navajo person becomes ill, they wonder what ritual or norm they broke.

Part 1: How might being out of balance...

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