Monday, May 7, 2012

Democratizing Twentieth Century America - Presentation Guidelines

Each group should be prepared to make a 25-30 minute presentation and host a Q & A for about ten minutes.
A) Your presentation should answer following questions:

1. Why then? Why did the endeavor for this reform get underway when it did?

2. What gains were won?

3. What gains were sought but not won?

4. If the reform was only partially achieved, what limited its attainment?

B) Your presentation must:

-Contain a thesis that answers the questions above, focusing on the "Why then?" aspect especially.

-Contain clear arguments (at least 2) that support the thesis.

-Contain quoted evidence from both the introduction and the primary source documents in Goss.

-Contain quoted evidence from Zinn

-Contain quoted evidence from Who Built America.

-Contain quoted evidence from an outside source

-Demonstrate an understanding of the historical time period by making connections to the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement.

-Demonstrate an ability to use evidence to support a rational argument.

-Discuss at least one important person and one important organization that supported your movement.

-Discuss at least one person or organization that opposed your movement and discuss why.

-Be engaging, include images and possibly video and music to support your arguments.

-Include evidence of understanding of your topic and U. S. history

-Include evidence that cooperative work was done within the group.

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