The goal of the community project is for students to explore the history of California through the perspective of one unique city.
Students will be allowed to choose their cities and their groups of up to three people. However, students should not choose a city that they already know well – the goal is to learn something new!
For the project, students will produce a travel booklet/history brochure with the history of that community. To do this, students will be required to travel to their city of choice and interact with community members.
The project must contain:
700 original words per student
at least 6 photographs with detailed captions – preferably a mixture of historical photos and recent photos taken on visits to your chosen city
Quotes from at least two community members
At least two historical primary sources
At least three historical secondary sources
Incorporate information from the course
Provide correctly formatted citations for sources, photographs and other material used
In addition to these specific requirements, the project should be organized around a theme and clearly engage with course material.
During Week 11 (November 5 & 7), students will be presenting their projects to the class in presentations that are 5-10 minutes long. The paper copy of their project is due at the beginning of the week, November 5th. Each group member must participate in the presentation, and students should prepare a clear multimedia presentation with images and information from project.
Students will be provided with additional guidelines and a grading rubric closer to the deadline for the assignment. In addition, on October 17th we will be spending class time discussing research techniques and proper citation formatting.
Before completing your project, you MUST get a proposal for your project approved. Please go to the next page for information on project proposals.
Finally, please choose an area where you feel safe, and travel as a group!
GROUP PROJECT PICKED LA CRESCENTA IN LA CANADA, UNITED STATES