Maddox Smith Staff asked 4 years ago

Special Topic Assignment

Forthisassignment,youaregoingtoresearchatopicfromthehistoricalcontextof theplaythatisrelevanttounderstandingtheworldHainsberry waswritinginand about.Youwillberesearchingissuesregardingcivilrights,housing,feminism, symbolism,masculinity, Chicago,andmore. Ifthiswasan“on-ground”course,Iwouldbeexpectingapresentationinfrontofthe classthatwouldtakeabout10minutes,andwouldbevisuallyinteresting,verbally engaging,andwoulddemonstratethatyouhaddoneamoderatelysignificant amountofqualityresearchandhadpaidattentiontopresentingyourmaterialina waythatisinterestingtotheclass, coherent,andrelevanttotheplay.Iexpectabout 8hoursofworkforthisproject. Althoughthisisnot“in-person”,thesamegradingcriteriaapply,butinthiscaseyou havemanymoreinterestingoptionsforpresentingyourfindings.Pleasefeelfreeto useyourcreativityandtocombineanysortofmultimediathatmakessensetoyour topic: • Writea1,000wordessay(thiswouldbea10minutepresentationifread aloud).TheonlywaytomakethisEFFECTIVEistomakeitVERYwell writtenandinteresting! • Createawikidocument, using links to images, videos, music,speeches,etc. Impressuswiththescopeofyourhistoricalresearch! • CreateaPowerPointpresentationthatisnotjustslideafterslideof information…makeitdynamic.Makeyour audienceengaged!Use multimedia. • Createyourownfilm–writeascriptthatmakesadocumentaryforyour topic!Usevoice-overs,takeclipsandaudioandvideofromtheinternet,etc. Yourassignedtopicsarelistedbelow.Sometopicshavetwoorthreepeople assigned,somedonot.Iexpectthatyouwillworkalone,butifyouwouldliketo workwithapartnerthatisalrightIFheorsheagreesandwithmypermission.I willexpectahigherqualityoutputfromtwostudentsworkingtogether.Beforeyou emailmetoask“Whatexactlydoyoumeanbythistopic?”,knowthatthesetopics aregenerallywordedsothatyoucanfindyourwayandyourowninformation.You donotneedtoseekfurtherclarification– juststartwiththelistofsouresthatIhave attached,alongwitha“googlescholar”search,andyouwillbeonyourway! TheseMUSTBEPOSTEDTOTHEDISCUSSIONBOARDsothateveryonecanseeeach others’ postings.Thefinalexam questionswill be based onyourpresentations,so be sure to read and watchthem all when they are due.