The Roaring Twenties Historical Research Project
The purpose of this assignment is to introduce you to the resources available in the media center, to introduce you to the requirements of formal research projects, and to assess your ability to follow directions explicitly. In this assignment you will write a 3 page research essay (most likely 5 paragraph) utilizing 5 reliable sources. You will provide an actual copy of the sources used in the essay. These will be turned in as part of the final product. Each paragraph must have at least 2 supporting facts taken from a source. In addition to the essay, you will also create a VISUAL presentation of the same material. This can take the form of a Power Point or a Prezi but must include at least 6 slides and a works cited page. There are a series of due dates listed below. Make sure that you are aware of these due dates.
Assignment: Explain the significance of three iconic symbols that defined America in the 1920’s.
Find sources that include information on historical background/origin, impact on every day life/the decade in general, how the people reflected the symbol/how the symbol reflected the people, influence on pop culture, what happened to the symbol as the decade ended, etc.? Collect images, audio, and/or video as you research. Save them to use in your visual component—due date TBA.
1. Search the internet for topics that interest you (from my list or an idea of your own). 2. Report the topics to me after you are positive you can find plenty of articles about them. 3. Create a thesis – this may change as you do your research. That is fine but the final thesis must be approved. 4. Find 5 relevant, reliable sources from either DISCUS, a book in the MHS Media Center, and/or the sites I have made available to you below. 5. Read the sources and choose helpful information to copy and paste, word for word, onto a note-taking handout—a different note-taking sheet for each...
Cited: Thesis Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 – 10 points
3 Note Taking Sheets Friday, Jan
Body Paragraph 1 Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 – 25 points
Body Paragraph 2 Friday, Feb
Body Paragraph 3 Friday, Feb. 17, 2012– 25 points
Final Product (Including Visual Presentation) Friday, March 2, 2012 – 200 points
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