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Course Project: 

Introduction
For this project, select a person whom you believe had significant influence (positive or negative) on a movement for social, economic, and/or political change in the 20th and 21st centuries. Explore and address the following in your project:

  • Summarize the person’s ideas.
  • How did the ideas or changes affect the establishment      and status quo?
  • What was the context in which this person proposed      ideas/change?
  • How did the government or the people respond to the      ideas/change?
  • What sort of following or support did he/she have?
  • How have the ideas/actions of the person influenced      contemporary cultures and ideas?

For the final presentation, make sure to go beyond the surface information and go into depth about the person you are researching.

Here is a brief breakdown of the project:

PART ONE: Topic Selection

Required Resources
No specific resources are required for this activity. Conduct general research and/or skim the textbook to help you select a topic.

Instructions

  • State the topic.
  • For the stated issue, identify at least three (3)      aspects of the issue that you think you will likely develop in your      presentation. Briefly state why you have chosen each aspect.

You are not confined to three aspects only, but you must develop at least three. As you develop your presentation, you may find other aspects that you deem more relevant, and you may add or substitute those.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 1-2 paragraphs
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (as needed)

PART TWO; Annotated Bibliography 

Instructions
Now that you have selected a topic for your final presentation, this week you will need to construct your annotated bibliography using APA style. For this assignment, you need to select a minimum of 8 sources that you plan on using for your presentation and then construct the annotations for each source. The concept of constructing a bibliography is certainly not new for most students, but you may not be as comfortable adding annotations to the bibliography entries.

After you select a source and reference it in APA format, construct the annotation for the source. The annotation is really just answering a few questions about the sources itself and once you answer these questions this part of the assignment almost creates itself. Answer the following 6 questions for each source:

  1. Main purpose of the source
  2. Intended audience for the source
  3. Relevance to your topic (or explain why it was not      relevant to your topic)
  4. Author’s background and credibility
  5. Author’s conclusions or observations
  6. Your conclusions or observations

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: 3-5 pages (not including title page or      references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 8 scholarly sources)

PART THREE; Presentation Script

Instructions

Minimum of 8 scholarly resources (These are from part 3 Annotated Bibliography. Conduct additional research as needed.)

 The next step in the course project is to develop a script that you will use to record the narration for your presentation. Include headings for the slide number. Your final presentation should have 5-8 slides (not including title slide, conclusion slide, or references slide). Here are a few tips:

  • Address all requirements for the content.
  • Balance the amount of content for each slide. If there      is too much content on one slide, try to break it up into two slides or consider where you can be more concise with your wording.
  • Include citations where needed (e.g., quoted material and paraphrased/summarized ideas from a source that are not common knowledge). Note: When you get to the recording phase – you will need to      read your in-text citations aloud, but you do not need to read your    references slide.

Writing Requirements (APA format)

  • Length: minimum of 3 pages (not including title page or      references page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page
  • References page (minimum of 8 scholarly sources)

PART FOUR; Narrated Presentation

Instructions
The final step in the course project is to develop the presentation with audio narration.

  • You may use PowerPoint or another method (mp4 file)      approved by your instructor.
  • Deliver the presentation in a professional and engaging manner.
  • Include parenthetical in-text citations support observations made in the presentation. Make sure to read the citations when recording your narration. Do not read the references slide.

Presentation Requirements 

  • Length: 4-6 minutes narrated presentation 
  • Slide length: 5-8 slides (not including title slide,  conclusion slide, or references slide)
  • Title slide
  • Conclusion slide
  • References slide (minimum of 8 scholarly sources cited  in APA format; not narrated)