YouTube Group Assignment
50 Points: Group presentations on Monday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 11
50 Points: One- to two-page reflection and evaluation due Wednesday, June 11
As a class, I would like us to consider this question: In what way does YouTube reflect the reality of Asian Americans? How does YouTube address (often in hilarious ways) serious realities that Asians and Asian Americans confront?
During the week of June 4 you will work with about four of your classmates to prepare a 10 to 15-minute presentation about a YouTube channel of your choice that is pertinent to issues that we have raised in this class. Your group will do the presentation for the whole class on either Monday, June 9 or Wednesday, June 11.
Here are the steps for completing this assignment:
Here is a list of topics you might discuss:
To discuss these topics you should select a sample (one or a few) of the videos to screen for the class, and then situate the videos within the video-makers' work and within broader fields (such as genre and the medium of YouTube itself).
Here are some suggestions for channels: