Thursday, March 26, 2009

Social Reform Movements of the Early 19th Century

We are in the lab today work on researching social reform movements. Our PURPOSE is twofold; to practice research skills and to learn about the reform movements.

We will start with research.

Click here to follow along with the slideshow and directions. Please don't get ahead of the group.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Should Andrew Jackson be on the $20 bill?

This project essentially has 3 parts:
  1. research
  2. annotated bibliography in Turabian format
  3. speech
Based on the perspective you were assigned, you will explore a variety of resources that reflect different perspectives on Andrew Jackson's accomplishments as President. As you read the sources, ask yourself, "From my assigned perspective, is Andrew Jackson a hero worthy of honoring, or are his actions a shameful aspect of American history?"

Click here to find links to a variety of resources from each perspective. There are websites, articles, primary source documents, and videos there.

After you explore some of the information that is available to you, log in to your google docs and create a document (title like this: Jones Megan Annotated Bibliography) and create an annotated bibliography entry for 2-3 of the resources.

Confused about what an annotated bibliography IS? Don't be! It's explained on the handout you received and here.
Also: check out the comments below as well- a few students posted sample annotated bibliography entries for our textbook.