Annotated Bibliography (100 points) This assignment will help students get ready for their final project. For your annotated bibliography, I would like students to list their topic, their thesis statement/argument and the information below for each of the sources that they will use in their final project. • A bibliographic citation • A paragraph summarizing the source • A paragraph explaining how the source supports your topic and argument and how you are interpreting the source for your final project.
Cultural Observation – 100 Points I would like students to observe something that relates to our discussions this semester. For example, observing something in your family, at work, or in your community that relates to our course. You might choose to write about oppression or privilege during the COVID-19 pandemic, something that relates to #BlackLivesMatter or the election, or something that your family or community is advocating for. After the observation, students will write a 1,000-word reflection that states what the event or space was they observed, who was there, where and when this observation took place, and what their experience was like. The reflection must also reference at least one topic from our class. I will place a video and template online about this assignment to help students.
4 Final Project – Recorded Lecture and Portfolio Presentation – 250 Points Your final project is a portfolio and recorded lecture that will be a collection of sources that speak to your research on a social change movement that is of relevance to your own personal/professional lives. Your annotated bibliography will help prepare you for this assignment. I encourage you to think about potential topics for your final projects early in the semester. At a minimum, you will be asked to include five sources that talk about the social change movement that you have selected. Students will have the ability to choose from a wide range of sources to talk about their social change movement, including films and documentaries, television shows and broadcasts, works of literature, pieces of music, advertisements, and works of art. Your portfolio can also include newspaper clippings, radio programs or podcasts, conversations overheard or taken part in, poetry, interviews you conduct, private reflections, or anything else that you see or hear that relates to our course and your topic. The portfolio portion should be a PowerPoint, Prezi, or other visual source that clearly shows the examples and sources that you have chosen. Your recorded lecture should be at least ten minutes long and contain analyses of the examples that make clear connections between the examples you have chosen, your social change movement, and our course.