After learning how to critique art, this same class of students will critique five famous artworks, which correlate to the social injustice issues dealt with in The Pearl . Students will then personalize these same social issues on an adolescent level by role playing them. After each role-play, they will discuss possible positive ways of responding to real social issues in their lives! Continuing to expand on these social issues, students will write a persuasive essay and create a correlating drawing/painting addressing any social issue of particular importance to them. Finally, students will critique each other’s essays and artworks based on the evaluating skills they learned in analyzing The Pearl and the five pieces of famous artwork.