The student will write a response in 500–750 words. The paper should be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font, and it should address the assigned prompt.

Tips for a Response Paper:

Part I: A Brief Summary of the Sources Provided

• Identify the author and arguments of the sources provided.

• Provide a brief summary, condensing the content of the sources by highlighting the main ideas.

• Use 1-2 short quotations from the material to support your synthesis.

• Keep the summary objective and factual.

Part II: Your Reaction to the Work

• Focus on responding to the prompt.

• How are the related problems relevant to the overall class?

• How is the work related to problems in our present-day world?

• Did viewing the sources change your ideas on the topic?

• Does using a Christian worldview change the way the sources are evaluated?

Part III

• Proof-read your work. Avoid common spelling and grammar mistakes and avoid passive voice.

• Make sure each major paragraph presents and develops a single main point.

• Organize your material.

• Cite paraphrased and quoted material.

Week 5 Prompt:

Many celebrate Margaret Sanger as an advocate for women’s rights and birth control; Sanger founded the Birth Control League, which later became Planned Parenthood. She currently holds a space in the “Struggle for Justice” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which is dedicated to those of the past who were “champions of justice.”

Using the provided sources, research Margaret Sanger’s ideas about religion, race, and eugenics, and evaluate Sanger’s impact on the African American experience, Christianity in America, and her lasting legacy on American History.

Sources include: (Source links are also in blackboard under the Week 5 Reading and Study Folder.)

1. Margaret Sanger, interviewed by Mike Wallace. Harry Ransom Center. September 21, 1957.

2. “Margaret Sanger,” Culture of Life Studies Program, 

3. Margaret Sanger, “Letter to Dr. C.J. Gamble,” December 10, 1939, Smith College Libraries,

4. Margaret Sanger, “The Function of Sterilization,” October 1926, Papers of Margaret Sanger, New York University, 

5. “Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood: The Eugenics Connection,” National Right to Life News, July 2004.|A124172824&v=2.1&it=r&sid=summon 

6. The Margaret Sanger Papers Project, “Birth Control or Race Control? Sanger and the Negro Project,” Newsletter 28, Fall 2001,

The Response Paper is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module