Humanities Research Assignment


Humanities Research Assignment

You have been asked to give a slide lecture on American history. You may choose only ten images from American fine and popular art to convey the sweep of American history. You could choose to convey the highlights of American history in general, or you could choose one of the themes we have been addressing and show how that theme is developed in American art from the inception of America to the present. You must include works from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, and they should be balanced between prints, paintings, sculpture and architecture (if possible). No more than three images may come from the textbook.

Your final project will be a PowerPoint (or other multimedia) presentation, complete with text, pictures, and sounds and/or music. It should follow MLA formatting and include a Works Cited page listing all of your sources, including the textbook. For each of your chosen works, you will put the image on one slide and on the next slide you will provide a 100-150 word analysis that shows how the image conveys an important point or encapsulates a particular moment in American history (slide w/ image + slide w/ analysis x 10 images = 20 slides).

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