Explain how each of your two chosen U.S. historical events represents a different given historical theme.

Introduction:

A thematic approach to history enables us to contextualize significant events, people, and intellectual developments. A thematic understanding of history also helps us identify the similarities among events separated by significant chronological, cultural, and geographic distance.

In this task you will create a multimedia presentation (e.g, PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.) using graphics, images, text, and other artifacts. Your presentation will examine four significant historical events, a different one for each of the four historical themes listed below. You should choose two significant events from U.S. history and two significant events from world history. These events should not be the same as those included in the course of study. The historical themes are as follows:
• Geography and the Development/Diffusion of Human Society
• Historical Systems of Power, Governance, and Authority
• Individuals and Institutions as Mechanisms of Social/Governmental Change
• Science and Technology as the Engine of Economic Growth and Development

Note: Each historical theme should be represented only once.

Task:

A. Create a multimedia presentation (e.g., PowerPoint, Keynote, etc.) in which you do the following:
1. Justify the historical significance of each of your two chosen U.S. historical events.
a. Explain how each of your two chosen U.S. historical events represents a different given historical theme.
b. Demonstrate how the historical facts of each event support the event’s associated historical theme.
2. Justify the historical significance of each of your two chosen world historical events.
a. Explain how each of your two chosen world historical events represents a different given historical theme.
b. Demonstrate how the historical facts of each event support the event’s associated historical theme.
3. Analyze how the thematic approach to the event/theme pairing contributes to your interpretation of each of the four chosen events.

B. Include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

Note: Please include all text that justifies, explains, or demonstrates the connections between any images or artifacts and the historical events and themes in the notes section of your presentation.

Note: When bulleted points are present in the task prompt, the level of detail or support called for in the rubric refers to those bulleted points.

Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the Rubric Terms web link included in the Evaluation Procedures section.

Note: When using outside sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.

Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines section.

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