US History Final Project Framework Worksheet

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WK3 Final Project Framework Worksheet
This worksheet will help you prepare for your final project by organizing the information that you’ll need for your final paper and walking you through the process of defining your topic, researching and analyzing primary and secondary sources, crafting a thesis, and creating an annotated bibliography. Once you have completed the worksheet submit it to the online classroom for grading.

 

After your instructor has graded the worksheet, please be sure to use it and the feedback provided to you by your instructor as you construct your final project.

1. Statement of Topic:

 

What topic will you be researching for your final project?  You have the choice of:

 

Immigrants – Irish & German (European)

2. Events

 

You will need to choose at least 4 specific events that you plan to discuss in your final project. You should choose events that show how life in the United States changed over time for the group that you chose.  Two events must be from the period between 1877 and 1945 and two events must be from the period 1945 to the present.  On this worksheet and in your final project, be sure to discuss the events you’ve chosen in the order that they happened.  This will help you put together a project that makes historical sense.

 

Event 1:  1877 to 1945

 

Event:  Ellis Island Opening

 

When:  When did the event happen?  Did it happen on a specific date?  During a specific decade? January 1st, 1982

 

Where:  Where did the event happen?  In a specific city, state, or region of the country?  Throughout the country?  _____________________________________________________________________________

 

Who:  Who were the main people involved in the event?  What specific group of people was involved?  Are there specific individuals associated with this event?  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Why:  What events or issues contributed to this event happening? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

How:  How is this event historically significant?  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Event  2:  1877 to 1945

 

Event: Fair Labor Standards Act

 

When:  when did the event happen? Did it happen on a specific date?  During a specific decade? May 28th, 1938

 

Where:  Where did the event happen?  In a specific city, state, or region of the country?  Throughout the country?  _____________________________________________________________________________

 

Who:  Who were the main people involved in the event?  What specific group of people was involved?  Are there specific individuals associated with this event?  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Why:  What events or issues contributed to this event happening? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

How:  How is this event historically significant?  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Event 3:  1945 to the present

 

Event:  _______________________________________________________________________

 

When:  When did the event happen?  Did it happen on a specific date?  During a specific decade?

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

Where:  Where did the event happen?  In a specific city, state, or region of the country?  Throughout the country?  _____________________________________________________________________________

 

Who:  Who were the main people involved in the event?  What specific group of people was involved?  Are there specific individuals associated with this event?  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Why:  What events or issues contributed to this event happening? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

How:  How is this event historically significant?  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Event 4:  1945 to the present

 

Event:  ________________________________________________________________________

 

When:  when did the event happen?  Did it happen on a specific date?  During a specific decade?

 

____________________________________________________________________________

 

Where:  Where did the event happen?  In a specific city, state, or region of the country?  Throughout the country?  _____________________________________________________________________________

 

Who:  Who were the main people involved in the event?  What specific group of people was involved?  Are there specific individuals associated with this event?  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Why:  What events or issues contributed to this event happening? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

How:  How is this event historically significant?  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

3. Sources

 

You will need to locate two primary sources and two secondary sources related to your topic. Use the primary source analysis tool for help with analyzing primary sources.

 

Primary Sources

 

APA Citation for Primary Source 1:

 

Provide the APA citation for your source. Here are some examples of APA citations.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Annotation for Primary Source 1:

 

Provide an annotation explaining what the source is, where it came from, what this source can tell us about your topic, what questions it raises, and how this source will help you prove your thesis.  Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to. Here are some examples of annotations.

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

APA Citation for Primary Source 2:

 

Provide the APA citation for your source. Here are some examples of APA citations.

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Annotation for Primary Source 2:

 

Provide an annotation explaining what the source is, where it came from, what this source can tell us about your topic, what questions it raises, and how this source will help you prove your thesis.Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to.  Here are some examples of annotations.

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Secondary Sources

 

 

 

APA Citation for Secondary Source 1:

 

Provide the APA citation for your source. Here are some examples of APA citations.

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Annotation for Secondary Source 1:

 

Provide an annotation explaining what the author’s thesis is, how they prove their thesis, and how this source will help you prove your thesis. Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to.  Here are some examples of annotations.

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

APA Citation for Secondary Source 2:

 

Provide the APA citation for your source. Here are some examples of APA citations.

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Annotation for Secondary Source 2:

 

Provide an annotation explaining what the author’s thesis is, how they prove their thesis, and how this source will help you prove your thesis. Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to.   Here are some examples of annotations.

 

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

4. Thesis Statement

 

Once you have analyzed your sources, consult the AWC’s “Thesis Statement” and use the writing center’s Thesis Generator to craft a thesis on your topic, based on your findings from your sources.

 

Please remember that there are primary listed in the Week3 Discussion Board 1.  You are free to use one or more of those primary sources or you may find your own.  You are also welcome to use the secondary sources throughout the course listed as “recommended sources.”

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