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.


  1. Example of Turabian

    Danzer, Gerald A. et al., The Americans. Evanston, IL: McDougal-Littell, 2003.

    This book is designed for middle and high school students. It covers over 3,000 years of information about the Western Hemisphere. It goes into deep detail about many topics throughout these years. This is a fantastic secondary source and even goes into in-depth analysis into thoughts, talents and writings of people from hundreds of years ago. It also remarks on changes in the territory and environment.

  2. Danzer, Gerald A. et al., The Americans. Evanston, IL: McDougall Littell, 2003.

    This book was designed for junior and senior high school history students as a reliable historical resource. It is considered high quality because it was written by people educated in the field of history.

  3. Danzer, Gerald A. et al, The Americans. Evanston, Illinois: McDougal-Littell, 2003

    The authors of The Americans use detailed, accurate information, primary sources, illustrations, and images to teach the history of the United States of America. It has a lot of information to help junior and senior high school students learn American history. It has many visual aids, including maps, drawings, and images. There is an atlas, glossary, and more in a reference section at the end of the book. It has exercises in and at the end of every section, and chapter and unit reviews. It’s a good book for students