HIST 150: United States History to 1865 (Hyman)

Assignment

HISTORY 2020 TEAM RESEARCH PROJECT


In the final week of classes, students will work with their teams completing a group research project using the New York Times to explore the continuing impact in the present of the history we are studying.
Each team will select a topic related to their team theme and identify 5 articles published in the New York Times in 2020 reporting on current developments that the group sees as relevant to that historical topic.  The team will explore how the current situation(s) discussed in the selected Times articles reflect(s) developments in the US history topic, from colonization through the Civil War, selected by the team.  Students are encouraged to select a topic related to their team theme, but this is not a requirement.  Project topics need not have been discussed in class, as long as they address the period covered by the course.
The articles from the Times must be news articles; NOT

  • book, theater, movie etc… reviews
  • editorials or opinion pieces
  • blog posts
  • podcasts
  • photographs
  • advertisements

 

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