Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Dr. Amardo Rodriguez
Dr. Zaline Roy-Campbell
Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Arts and Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Communication | Other Communication | Social Influence and Political Communication
This Capstone Project is a multimodal presentation, combining a research paper, a quilt, and a video. The research paper brings together the background of the collective elements that have made up the 4-6th grade classroom of the Somali Bantu Community-Based Tutoring Program this semester. It touches on methods of teaching English Language Learners (ELL), gives a brief background of African American quilts, illustrates the power of resistance communicated through the autoethnographic genre, and describes how the quilt was created. The quilt gives a viewer an inside glimpse to the students and tutors who are a part of the tutoring program and represents the way people come together to form community. The quilt tells more than 60 stories, and as such, will be argued to not only be a form of communication, but also a form of literacy. Finally, the video is presented to give a viewer a glimpse into our 4-6th grade classroom, highlighting these young people’s poetry in their own voices
Stessen, Amanda, "And That’s How I Feel on the Gudaha: A Quilting Project from a 4-6th Grade Classroom from the Somali-Bantu Community-Based Tutoring Program of Syracuse" (2010). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 331.
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