Unit 2: America in the 20th century
Written Assignment #2
Total points possible: 100
Directions: Choose ONE of the paper topics below and follow the specific directions indicated for your chosen assignment. You should be submitting a typed, double-spaced, size 12 font paper approximately 3-5 pages in length. Any papers should be submitted in MLA or APA citation format. After you have written your finished assignment, upload your paper as a file to the Turnitin Assignment located on Moodle. Papers not uploaded to Turnitin will not be accepted. ***Every paper must include both in-text citations and a work cited page. Any papers submitted without these features will receive a grade of 0 for plagiarism.
Film Analysis Option
Films to choose from: The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Malcolm X (1992), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), Patton (1970), Apocalypse Now (1979), The Majestic (2001), Schindler’s List (1993) Directions: Watch ONE of any of the films noted above. Record your reactions while watching the film. When finished, write a paper that includes the following: the title of the film, director’s name, and year it was made, a brief summary of the movie (no more than one paragraph), a brief account of your personal reaction (what impact did the viewing the film have on you?), and a historical analysis of the film (analysis of historical accuracy). The final portion of the historical analysis is the most important part of your paper, and should be the longest, most in-depth portion of your analysis. HINT: some of these movies will not be historically accurate. You must identify these aspects in your paper with citation for correct information.
Choose a couple of the following questions to address for critical portion of paper or analysis. You are not required to answer all of the questions in one paper. Every paper must address at least one historical question. -How is the event described historically?
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