In this assignment, you will create a multimedia project that summarizes the technological changes for the group you chose for midterm (and will use in your final exam). This assignment is designed to allow you to be imaginative and flex your creative muscles. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your mastery of Course Goals 1, 2, and 3 by:
Accurately and effectively communicate ideas, information, arguments, and messages to present material in a historical context.
Investigate and evaluate historical information from global, social, and ethical perspectives to guide decision making.
Applying historical precedent to contemporary roles, responsibilities, and relationships in order to advance the goals of a community or organization.
The type of presentation is entirely up to you. PowerPoint is the default option, but those of you who have skills with other types of multimedia – video editing, HTML, Flash, and so forth – can use those options if you prefer. While there does need to be a visual component, you can also pull in music or other audio. Please be careful to document all sources that you use.
Since students often want to see an example of multimedia projects, I’m going to post a few links from YouTube. Most of these are AP History or Government projects, but they will give you the general idea: