HARLEM RENAISSANCE & JAZZ AGE SEMESTER PROJECT PROPOSAL
Brainstorm Due: 9/20 (in notebook)
Proposal Due: 10/15
Bibliography & Notecards Due: 10/25
Thesis Statement & Outline of Project: 11/8
First Deadline (1/3 complete): 11/12
Second Deadline (2/3 complete): 11/19
Third Deadline (complete & ready to present): 11/26
*These sections are in your proposal on October 15.
The final project will be the culmination of your work and presented at the end of the semester. Your topic may be biographical (thinkers, politicians, musicians, poets, painters, dancers, or athletes), thematic, or stylistic, but it must be based on your research and inspired by our study of the decade. Think of yourself as a storyteller; your story is about an important person, genre, theme or issue from the twenties.
As a method of scholarship, this project requires you to ask the following questions: What research do I need to do? How do I present my subject well—with respect, curiosity, creativity and intelligence? How do I analyze early drafts in order to improve the final product? What story emerges from my scholarship and use of text, images, film, and/or music? Term papers are acceptable, but creative projects like a portfolio of paintings, poems, songs, plays, or short films based on the styles or material of this decade are encouraged.
Questions to Consider:
The final project will be graded accordingly:
20% Design – Effectiveness and completeness of the plan for the project
20% Knowledge – How effectively the student uses of research and presentation of ideas from inquiry, analysis and experience
20% Application – How well the student uses skills and strategies to apply knowledge to the issues investigated creatively
20% Process – How well the student follows the necessary steps, adheres to deadlines, incorporates suggestions and evaluations from critiques
20% Production – How polished is the final project?