How does the event you chose relate to your Final Project topic?

We anticipate that this assignment will take you 2 hours to complete (this may vary by student). This includes time for research, reading of outside materials, critical thinking, writing, revision of text, and reflection on the topic. You should expect the assignment to be graded and returned with feedback from your instructor no later than Thursday at 11:59PM following the due date.

Prepare: Read Chapter 7 of the textbook. Find a primary source from the 1920s that is related to the group that you chose for your Final Project and that you can use in your Final Project. You may use one of the primary sources listed this week, or you may find your own.Watch the Credibility: Critical Thinking video, and then use the Library of Congress Primary Source Analysis Tool to help you think about and understand your primary source.

*Note: Remember that a primary source is an artifact or document created at the time of an event or by someone who personally witnessed the event. Please review the handouts, Types of Sources and Primary Sources.

Reflect: The 1920s was a decade of significant social change and social conflict. Consider the sources of social change that occurred in the 1920s, how those changes affected the group that you chose for your Final Project, and what long-term effect those changes had. Reflect on how the event represented in your primary source relates to the larger social transformations going on. Think back on the video you watched, and think about the guidelines for credibility outlined in it. How credible is your primary source?

Write: Based on information from your textbook and your analysis of the primary source you chose, answer the following:

  • Why do you think the event was important, and how does it fit into the conflict and changes of the 1920s?
  • How does the event you chose relate to your Final Project topic?
  • What does the primary source you chose tell you about this topic?
  • What does it not tell you?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Your references and citations must be formatted according to SPA style as outlined by the Ash ford Writing Center.

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