Your final project is a portfolio and recorded lecture that will be a collection of sources that speak to your research on a social change movement that is of relevance to your own personal/professional lives. Your annotated bibliography will help prepare you for this assignment. I encourage you to think about potential topics for your final projects early in the semester.
At a minimum, you will be asked to include five sources that talk about the social change movement that you have selected. Students will have the ability to choose from a wide range of sources to talk about their social change movement, including films and documentaries, television shows and broadcasts, works of literature, pieces of music, advertisements, and works of art. Your portfolio can also include newspaper clippings, radio programs or podcasts, conversations overheard or taken part in, poetry, interviews you conduct, private reflections, or anything else that you see or hear that relates to our course and your topic.
The portfolio portion should be a PowerPoint, Prezi, or other visual source that clearly shows the examples and sources that you have chosen. Your recorded lecture should be at least ten minutes long and contain analyses of the examples that make clear connections between the examples you have chosen, your social change movement, and our course.
Final Project Helpful Hints
Step 1: Prepare and Submit your Annotated Bibliography
The goal of the annotated bibliography is to prepare students for their final projects. The annotated bibliography gives students the chance to write out their final project topic, their thesis statement or their argument for the final project, and the sources that they are going to use to support their topic and argument. The annotated bibliography can even serve as a script or note cards for what you will talk about in your final project. Remember that you can choose any topic that you would like for your final project that relates to our course. I have heard some creative topic ideas so far and am looking forward to reading more. Please see the template that I have sent out for this assignment and the helpful hints video that is available in eLearning.
Step 2: Prepare your Portfolio
Your final portfolio portion should be a PowerPoint, Prezi, or other visual source that clearly shows the examples and sources that you have chosen for your final project. Your portfolio should include, at a minimum, five slides that show the five sources that you included in your annotated bibliography. There should also be a title slide for your name and topic, a slide for your argument, and a slide for each of your sources that you will talk about in your recorded lecture. If you are submitting a narrated PowerPoint, or a recording that includes your slides, you do not need to submit your portfolio separately. If your recorded lecture does not include your PowerPoint or visual portfolio, you should upload that separately in Coursework. See my sample PowerPoint for inspiration.
Step 3: Prepare your Recorded Lecture
Your recorded lecture should be at least ten minutes long and contain analyses of the examples that you included in your annotated bibliography and your portfolio. There is a minimum of ten minutes, but I do not set a maximum. You should make clear connections between the examples you have chosen, your topic and argument, and our course. Your lecture can be recorded through Zoom, through QuickPlayer, through Adobe Spark, or the video platform of your choice. You can even record your lecture from your phone, tablet or laptop. If you do not want to appear on camera, you are welcome to just record the audio as well or submit a narrated PowerPoint.
Remember that ten minutes may sound intimidating at first, but it will go by really quickly. Plan on a minute or two to talk about your topic and argument and why you selected your topic and then two minutes or so for each of your sources. Again, you can use the notes that you prepared for your annotated bibliography to help prepare you for what you would like to talk about in your final project. If anyone is having any issues with the technology, do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Helpful video hints link:
Please see the attachments, power point simple and Helpful video hints to help you do this paper.