Chapter Thirteen: Final Exercises

Final Exercise #1: “The diverse”

The diverse


Throughout this semester, we have focused on the issue of social change and power. We have presented different ways in which people think we should organize for social change, and the consequences that these diverse ways of organizing have for people’s everyday lives. We have looked at issues that connect the West with certain ways of thinking, and we have critiqued, also, how those ways of thinking impact the worlds that we create. In this exercise we are asking you to compare different strategies for social change and connect them with your own experiences. 

Prompts for Final Exercise. Please address the three items.

  1. Make a connection between Anzaldúa, and the Zapatista 6th Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle with Nietzsche’s notions of perspectivism, slave/master dynamics and the “overman”.
  2. Explain what they have in common using quotes from the different texts provided in class. Explain these quotes.
  3. Explain how these ideas for social change connect with your life and your vision for a better world

Steps to create the Final Exercise. Please follow all of these steps.

  1. Re-read (enhanced) definitions of Nietzsche’s concepts in Moodle
  2. Look at your notes and your underlined texts of Anzaldúa and the Zapatista’s Sixth Declaration
  3. Watch (again) the Power Points for Anzaldúa, the Zapatistas, and Nietzsche
  4. Check out the many secondary sources, videos, suggested readings, websites, etc., for each of the authors/social movements above. Some of those might be of great help and inspiration
  5. Have an awesome discussion
  6. Make an eleven-minute long presentation in any of the formats suggested below
  7. Title every submission and include teammates names. The title needs to include your table number
  8. At the end of class today, please upload your notes, texts, PPs, Spoken Word written text, script for Skits, and notes, images and videos to the Final Project folder in Moodle. Everything needs to be titled (including table number) and include the names of teammates

Possible Presentation Formats

Spoken Word, Skits, Video and image analysis, Power Point

Other creative formats might also be accepted, previous consultation with facilitators

Presentation Guidelines

Your presentation needs to have an introduction, a body where you draw your argument and present evidence or examples, and a conclusion. We need to hear from all the students in your group.


Thoroughly explain the concepts that will help you present your vision.


Be creative! Here is where you can use pictures, videos, poems, spoken word, or other forms to illustrate, analyze, and share your thoughts. Remember to tie your examples with your author’s concepts or ideas.


Bring it all together. Briefly recap concepts and examples or illustrations to explain how all of the above ties in with your life and vision for a better world.

Grading Rubric

Group Graded: Total
Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary
Quotes from text No quotes used Quotes with little analysis Quotes with some analysis Quotes with full analysis
Clarity of ideas Almost impossible to understand Difficult to understand Failry easy to understand Clear and easy to understand
Quality of Presentation Poor use of resources, boring. Few students present Some use of resources, somewhat boring. Some students present Good use of resources, entertaining. Many students present Great use of resources, impressive. Most to all students present
Length of Presentation Shorter 3 mins, longer 11 mins Between 3-5 mins Between 5-6 Between 6-11


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