Interactive Annotated Bib Assignment
This is the assignment sheet for the Interactive Annotated Bib. When we received this in class, I was completely overwhelmed and had no idea how I was going to complete it. On the first page, I wrote down the reading we have used this semester such as "Gee, Narrative, and Alcoholics Anonymous that we used to talk about identity and that shaped our definitions of identity. I wrote the word EXAMPLE in capital letters which served as a reference to me when I got lost. I knew my English teacher was looking for something like this when I was compiling my sources. On the second page, I underlined and circled the important information on that page. I also broke down wrote words in the margin around the parts in the assignment like "scientific stuff? community? Figured Worlds." I broke this Bibliography down into three parts: Gathering the Sources, writing the annotations and connections and creating the Prezi.
I used this Cheerios commercial as one of my sources for the project. I believed it would be a great source because it included a mixed child and her black dad an white mom. This dealt with my topic (interracial couples) and I knew I could make a connection between this and my other sources. This is the first commercial that spins off and has a second one about it. After this commercial was aired, people took to social media and expressed their disapprove. I was wondering why was everybody upset? Is it because of the mixed child or the relationship? In the second one, the white mother is now pregnant with a second baby and there is not as much of an uproar with the second commercial as the first.
I decided to write out my Interactive Annotated Bib on a piece of paper before I put it into a Prezi. At the time, I was still picking out my sources and wanted to explain the source and how I believe it connected to another source on paper in case I needed to erase it or toss the source altogether. I connected the Cheerios commercial course to the Nobody wants me source by connecting it to acceptance. When you are a mixed kid, you feel like you don't belong. In the 'Nobody wants Me' source, the girls grandparents did not accept her. Because she had a "little" black in her she was not white at all. And because she had a little "white" in her, she was too good and not black at all.