You should consider these three main topics covered in T&S chapters 20,21,&22:
- Big Business and Labor
- Westward expansion
- Social Movements
Please avoid political parties, court decisions, and legislative actions. We are trying to explore economic and social drivers of this post-reconstruction era.
Tonight’s homework is to:
- Decide if you intend to work solo or with others. Plan to contribute 2 hours to this project tonight and tomorrow (including class time). Groups may be no larger than three.
- Conduct research in T&S to come up with a sub-topic (the sub-topic must be introduced in the text) and do some of the initial research for it. STAY AWAY FROM WIKIPEDIA.
- Research a backup topic in case your topic gets taken before you get it. You may choose a series of related topics.
- Collect what you need to get started. Be ready to work during class tomorrow planning the project.
Regardless of your group size, you will need to individually contribute a significant (2-hour) portion. Group members will all need to be expert at all facets of their topic.
For the ‘booth’ you will build for the fair Wednesday, November 25th, you will need to include:
- A title on the poster/tri-fold
- At least three pictures that show the complexity and significance of the topic
- At least three primary source excerpts
- A works cited for texts and photos
For your presentations, be sure to:
- include the basic information and context in the early 20th century
- help your visitors see the ‘rosy’ picture of your subtopic, but…
- make sure they walk away understanding what critics would say as well
- help visitors make connections to other presentations/booths
- present future implications of your subtopic
- how will this be important to the 21st century?