Unit 10 - APUSH - Mrs. Boyle
- Follow the prompt below.
- Your One-Pager should be done on a plain white paper 8-1/2 x 11 one side only, with your name clearly in evidence on the front side of the paper.
- Create three (3) 1-Pagers -- One for each decade topic: a.) 1960s b.)1970s c.) 1980s to present
What is a One-Pager?
How do I know what I think until I see what I say? -- E.M. Forster
- A one pager is a single-page response to your reading. It is a way of making your pattern of your unique understanding. It is a way to be creative and experimental. It is a way to respond imaginatively and honestly. It is a way to be brief and compressed.
- The purpose of a one-pager is to own what you are reading. We learn best when we can create our own patterns.
- A one-pager connects the verbal and the visual; it connects the ideas in what you read to your thoughts. It connects words and images. The one-pager becomes a metaphor for the reading you have done.
- When you do a one-pager, do any or all of these:
- Pull out a quotation or two, using them to explore one of your own ideas, and write them on the page (perhaps using a different colored pen).
- Use visual images, either drawn or cut from magazines, to create a visual focus.
- Cluster around a dominant impression, feeling or thought you have while reading.
- Make a personal statement about what you have read.
- Ask a question or two and answer it (them).
- Create the one-pager so that your audience will understand something about the reading from what you do.
- Feel free to use colored pens or pencils.
- What not to do:
- Don't merely summarize.
- Don't be restricted by the lines on the paper. Use unlined paper.
- Don't think a half a page will do -- make it rich with quotes and images.
- Grading: full credit depends on completeness (and imagination counts, too.)