Poverty and Literature
Spring 2015
Mr. Spragins

The Promised Land: Washington

Your task for this chapter is to create a flow chart of the people and ideas which came together to create the War on Poverty in the mid-1960s. Your flow chart should also contain the principal programs, concepts and people that formed the heart of the War on Poverty. It should also depict the flaws in the War on Poverty that led to its demise after the 1972 Presidential election.

You are limited to two sides of an 81/2 X 11 sheet of paper. Eschew prose: let arrows and labels make the necessary connections. You will be evaluated as much on the basis of your design and the connections you make as the comprehensiveness of your flow chart.

As you read Lemann, note that the chapter is divided into handy sections. Note also that Lemannís paragraphing technique is also quite helpful. Remember that you cannot nor should not try to include everything on your flow chart; what you decide to exclude is almost as important as what you decide to include.

You may work together, comparing your selections and connections with someone elseís. But the design of your flow chart should be your own work.

This little task is due on Wednesday, April 8th by 3:30 pm