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Exploring Magical Thinking Within “Olio” and “The Second Founding”

Students will identify examples of magical thinking in poetry, song, and nonfiction texts (“The Second Founding” by Eric Foner and “Olio” by Tyehimba Jess) and explore how magical thinking affects people’s actions in interpersonal relationships and in living with others in a democratic society. Developed by Sue Corbin, associate professor of Education and chair of the Division of Professional Education at Notre Dame College.

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