African-American History II: African-American Short Essay and Infographic

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African-American History II: African-American Short Essay and Infographic

The goal of this individual project is to explore deeper into a topic growing from your research. This assignment is twofold. First, you will identify some historical issue linked to local circumstances that will serve as the basis of a short summary and analysis paper (700-1500 words, type and doubled space). You are encouraged to be innovative in your approach, but of course you can use some element from your research wiki project as a subject.   You can also rely on documents in Call and Response: Key Debates in African-American Studies as a resource. This paper requires the use of four secondary sources (outside assign course readings). Utilizing the insights gleaned from researching and writing your paper, your second task is to create an infographic using easel.ly, a free online infographic creation platform to explains the “who, what, where, and why” of your chosen subject to a general audience. The goal of infographic is to clearly articulate the historical context and societal meaning linked to your subject.  Easel.ly allows users a range of presentation options. These infographics will be produce for public exhibition, so this project is intended to enhance public awareness. Students are required to complete the assignment with recognition that the content and style of the infographic along with the completed summary and analysis paper will constitute the final grade.

About Julian C. Chambliss

Julian C. Chambliss is Associate Professor of History at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. His teaching and research focus urban history and culture in the United States.  Dr. Chambliss serves as Director of the Africa and African-American Studies Program at Rollins, Coordinator of the Media Arts and Culture Special Interest Section for the Florida Conference of Historians and as a board member of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. More…

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