The History Project is designed
to involve the student with World history events and activities in some way that
goes beyond the class and lecture. It can be accomplished in two ways:
- A PAPER: This is the traditional approach
comprised of writing a research paper of at least three pages, typed and
double spaced, on a topic of your choice [I can help with suggestions for
topics if needed]. The paper is formal in nature, with the style,
organization, spelling, grammar, etc., are as closely graded as the content.
All papers must employ a minimum of three sources (no encyclopedias) and
list the sources used in bibliographic form. Failure to list sources will
result in the project dropping one full grade.
- A PRESENTATION: This is generally a
presentation to the class but can be done in many and varied forms. You can
give a formal oral presentation to the class [not to exceed 5 minutes in
duration] on a topic of your choice. You can present artifactual evidence to
the class. You can give a musical presentation, live or taped depending on
your intestinal fortitude. You can do an artistic presentation relative to
the historical era. You can sing, dance, dress up, cook, dramatize, do
stand-up comedy [historically relevant stand-up comedy of course!] or
anything else you can think of. The more imaginative and inventive the
presentation the better.
project method you choose, it must be completed by the due date set in the
syllabus. I would suggest that you focus in on some fairly discrete issue of
World history. If you have any problems thinking up topics, I would be more that
happy to suggest some.
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