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Ideas for Reports and Papers

1. Research sexism in the English language. What position has the National Council of Teachers of English taken on the subject? How can problems with the singular pronoun "he" be avoided? Mrs. Baines objected to being called "Ms." Where did the title come from and why?

2. Research and report on the Scopes trial in Dayton, Tennessee, in 1925.

3. Find out what the position of the American Library Association is regarding censorship. Students should check with their principal about whether there is a school policy on dealing with questionable books and what that policy is. A school supervisor or a librarian could explain the policy to the class.

4. What is a euphemism? Why do we use them? Make a list of euphemisms with the words that they are meant to gloss over, such as "pass away" for "die." See page 18 in The Day They Came to Arrest the...

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