Unit 2: Remembering the Past
“All memory – even personal memory – is a social process, shaped by the various groups (family, religious, geographical, etc.) ”
–The Social Frameworks of Memory (1925) Maurice Halbwachs
We will learn how to add items into the database using the following categories:
Memorial Description (an individual or institution)
Date of Dedication
Date Refers to (temporal tags)
Nation-State (ethnographic tags)
We will find memorials using the following sources:
http://openplaques.org/ – Open source, user contributed database of memorial plaques.
https://www.nps.gov/nr/research/data_downloads.htm – US National Park Service Data
Step 2 (2/15/18):
Step 3 (2/20):
Select 3-5 different items in the archive to use in an argument about how we remember migration. Think about what is interesting in the items you selected and what research questions they could help answer.
Begin to find 2-3 sources that would help your argument.
Step 4 (2/22-2/25):
Example of Annotated Bibliography: exampleOfAnnotatedBib
Unit 2 Feeder 2:
Create an Annotated Bibliography
Length: 2-3 sources with annotations
Manuscript preparation: MLA or Chicago
Prepare a list of 2-3 sources that you will use for your Unit Project. Your sources should mainly come from academic journals, although you may include an article or chapter from 1-2 books. Do not use Internet websites unless they are particularly credible, official, or important sources of information on your topic (i.e., official government websites, or vetted non-profit organizations). For each source, write a brief summary and evaluation. Consider these questions: What is the main claim or finding of the article? Why will this source be useful for your literature review? How helpful is the article to your research? How effective is it as a source?
UNIT 2 FEEDER 2 DUE AT MIDNIGHT ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 25TH
Step 5 (2/27-3/8):
You should use around 3-4 different items from the archive for your exhibit.
The exhibit should be between 1000-1200 words.
Here is the Rubric used to grade the assignment.