Fictional Writing - Drawing from your inspiration of the tour of Val-Kil, and after studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, write a fictional story from the point of view of someone whose human right is being taken away or someone who’s advocating for a particular human right.
Eleanor Roosevelt was the ambassador to the United Nations, a civil rights activist, the First Lady, writer, journalist, mother, grandmother, feminist, teacher, courageous woman, proprietor, presidential advisor, and a volunteer for the Red Cross.
What is the value in doing so many different things?
Imagine you are having dinner with Eleanor and/or Franklin Roosevelt in preparation for a big speech about a matter of importance. What advice would you ask them? What advice would they give? Write this conversation as a dialogue. Then, try composing your speech!
Below are some prompts used by students and teachers visiting Val-kill. You can submit writing inspired by these prompts, a visit to Val-kill, or something you saw on our site by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.