Unit VI Outline
This course has introduced and assessed many noteworthy figures related to the continuing buildup of the United States and its place within the world and globalization during the last 140 years. For this assignment, you will choose an influential civil rights figure from the mid-20th century to the present. Your selection may be taken from speakers or religious, economic, or social leaders. You may not use any U.S. President. This assignment is open to any reform discussed in this course (e.g., creed, race, age, status, or gender).
Prepare an outline communicating that figure’s relevance in today’s modern era. Why and how is this figure important today? This is not a biography. Your argument should highlight how society remembers him or her now.
For this assignment, you will be creating a one-page outline (minimum of 300 words) about your chosen figure. If you choose, this could be used to help write your transcript for the Unit VII assignment described below. Submit your outline in this unit. It is suggested, though not required, that you include potential sources.
The goal of this assignment is to prepare you for the Unit VII assignment described below. However, it is not required that you use the same person from your Unit VI Outline for the Unit VII Scholarly Activity. If you do intend to use this outline in Unit VII, it is highly advised that you review the instructions below and prepare with that assignment in mind.
Unit VII Scholarly Activity
This course has introduced and assessed many noteworthy figures related to the continuing buildup of the United States and its place within the world and globalization during the last 140 years. For this assignment, you will choose a noteworthy civil rights leader from the mid-20th century to the present. Your selection must be of an influential civil rights figure from the mid-20th century to the present, however you may not use any U.S. President. This assignment is open to any reform discussed in this course (including, but not limited to, creed, race, age, status, or gender).
This is not a biography. Your argument should highlight how society remembers him or her now.
The style of project is a multimedia presentation with both audio and video components; however, the medium is up to you. Examples may include a speech, self-guided PowerPoint presentation, or video. Creativity and effort is encouraged for this assignment.
Your submission will be graded on the following:
- preparation and submission of a two-page reflection and three to five-minute presentation, ideally based on the outline assignment from Unit VI;
- use of a minimum two sources that can be found in the Online Library (at least one from the American History and
- proper APA citations and references for sources used; content accuracy and avoidance of anachronism.
- Here are the parameters: o Must include a visual component – such as a video or PowerPoint
- If you choose to make a video, a transcript of the video is required. o All source requirements must be included in the combination of presentation and transcript o Audi Track is allowed, but not required
o Length must fall within a window of three to five minutes – in the case of PowerPoint, slides and audio (if used) should automatically like a taped presentation
Many options are available for creating this assignment. A few options are listed below.
- Audacity: http://www.audacityteam.org/
- Online Voice Recorder: online–voice–recorder.com
- Ipadio: ipadio.com
You may also use your webcam and upload the file to YouTube. You may also search for other programs or ways to create your presentation/recording to upload. If you need help creating a YouTube account or uploading a video to YouTube, please click herefor directions to guide you along.
You must upload your reflection document at the same time that you upload your presentation file. You will be uploading two separate files for this assignment. To submit your files for this assignment, you must upload them all before clicking submit.
Direct any questions to your professor prior to beginning the assignment. Librarians are also available should you need assistance with your research for this assignment.
Unit VIII Scholarly Activity
Trace the evolution of your profession (or another chosen profession), field of study, or branch of service, starting in the Cold War era and continuing all the way to the present, globalized world.
As you begin gathering research, make sure to consider important social, political, and economic movements, as well as Civil Rights struggles, that have impacted the profession you chose to write about.
You must include, but are not limited to, the following, and how they impact your chosen profession, field of study, or branch of service:
- major themes from Cold War era;
- themes or movements of the Civil Rights era; and
- challenges and opportunities of the present, globalized economy, including the realms of terrorism and technological progress.
Your final product should be a minimum of one page in length. You are required to use a minimum of two reputable sources, which must be cited and referenced in APA style, one of which must come from the America: History and Life with Full Text database located within the CSU Online Library. Inappropriate resources or failure to use resources that are available in the CSU Online Library can lead to deductions. All sources used, including textbooks, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.