We Still Live Here Documentary Language Revitalization Discussion

600-750 words

Part 1: The documentary film We Still Live Here recounts the amazing story of the revitalization of the Wampanoag language and explains how that revitalization has played a crucial role in preserving Wampanoag cultural identity for future generations. For this week’s DB assignment, I would like you to consider the following questions: What role does language revitalization play in the preservation of a culture? Do you think language revitalization projects are worthwhile? Why or why not?

To answer this set of questions, you should do some online research. It might be helpful to look into revitalization efforts undertaken by tribes such as the Ojibwe and Cherokee. You might also find it helpful to review this National Geographic op-ed (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and this essay (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. from The Week. Your response must be 600-750 words in length, include at least three outside sources (the video counts as a source), and follow the structural guidelines detailed below. You may not use first person.

https://theweek.com/articles/541609/why-fight-hard…

https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2009/11/15/pre…


Your primary post should be formatted like a formal essay, which means that it should should include an introduction (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. that introduces the topic and ends with a clearly worded, 1-2 sentence thesis statement. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Each supporting paragraph (there should be at least 3) should begin with a strong topic sentence (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and should incorporate evidence, including direct quotations from secondary scholarly sources. Direct quotations should be incorporated using the quotation sandwich method (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and proper MLA in-text citations (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. The essay should also contain a strong conclusion (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. The final page of the document should consist of a Works Cited (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. page. Tips for formatting electronic sources can be found here (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Part 2: Respond to two classmates in posts of at least 100-150 words each. Do you agree with his/her argument? Why or why not?