You will create a script of a conversation between two people—a
dialogue. This will be like writing a scene for a movie or television show. Have
fun! Use characters from your favorite movies, television shows, and books if
you like. You may also simply make up your characters.
In your script, you’ll be describing through your two characters a
social problem. One of the characters is part of the problem—the cause—and the
other is part of a solution, the “cure” that would help you and your world. Some
examples of social problems include world poverty and hunger, intolerance of
differences among people, and a list that could go on and on.
You are encouraged to think carefully and creatively. Of course,
not all social problems are created equal, but you are free to choose among
them. Do not feel you must choose in order of importance. Possible problems
could include ignorance, bad driving, unfairness, not recycling, gossiping,
abuse of children and the elderly, or illiteracy.
Brainstorm ideas until you have an idea that feels right to you:
one with which you connect and that you have confidence exploring further.
Create a thesis that justifies why your “cure” is important. This
is again a kind of cause and effect writing called problem-solution writing. You
identify the problem and suggest the cure (solution).
What should you cover in your “script”?
The script should be 500 words or greater.
Thesis: Today's teenagers are becoming more disrespectful toward their parents so it has become necessary for parents to manifest a more concentrated effort to redirect their children's attitudes, values, and beliefs.
Causes of the problem:
1. Expressing independence/individuality
2. Peer pressure
3. Lack of motivation/proper guidance
Effects of the problem:
1. Poor communication between parent a