Research your topic: Identify the most significant issues that your
presentation will need to cover and write down the websites you consulted.
Locate and save high-quality images. These might be photographs, art
works, or images of newspaper articles or headlines.
Identify a song that you will use for background music at:
Write a script. First, identify ten essential points about the topic.
We will review these during class on January 29. Then, write up these
points as clearly and succinctly as you can and arrange them in a logical
fashion. This will be the basis for the narration that you will include
in your PhotoStory.
Lynching (author: Greg Dial)
1882 and 1968, mobs murdered 4,743 people in lynchings, 3,446 of whom
were African Americans.
Booker T. Washington’s Atlanta Compromise Speech (author:
years after General William Tecumseh Sherman’s troops burned
Atlanta to the ground during the Civil War, Atlanta held an exposition
at which a new African American leader, Booker T. Washington, a former
slave, rose to national prominence.
Spindletop (author: Elaine Wright)
January 10, 1901, at a salt dome south of Beaumont, drillers struck
oil, marking the beginning of the great Texas oil boom.
The Statue of Liberty (author: Kristin Howard)
in 1886, the Statue of Liberty, which stands 22 stories high in New
York harbor, symbolizes freedom and hope to immigrants and refugees
around the world. On a tablet on the statue’s pedestal is a
poem by Emma Lazarus which contains the famous words, "Give me
your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
The Early History of the Skyscraper (author: James
1889, the tallest building in the United States was New York's Trinity
Church, near Wall Street. It stands 284 feet tall. In contrast, the
Empire State Building, which opened in 1931, stood 1,250 feet high.
Irving Berlin (author Veronica LeBlanc)
the life and career of 20th century America’s most popular songwriter.
George M. Cohan
(author Kelly Stavinoha)
the life, career, and music of early 20th century America’s
Early African American Theater (author Derek Young)
are available at:
Susan B. Anthony (author: Kelly Daiell)
crucial pioneer in the struggle for women’s suffrage.
Songs of World War I
1917, there were songs favoring and opposing American intervention.
After the United States entered the war, there were rousing patriotic
rallying cries, but also many other kinds of songs, from bitter attacks
on Germany to poignant meditations on family separation.
L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, and Populism
(author: James Lee)
what ways does the book and the movie of The Wizard of Oz
illustrate key issues raised by the Populist revolt?
The Spanish-American War (author Jacques Turner)
U.S. Ambassador to England called it “a splendid little war.”
The Spanish-American War marked the United States’s rise to
a position of world power. Why did the United States declare war on
1913 Armory Show
February 1913, at a turreted armory on Manhattan’s East Side,
Americans were introduced to modern art.
The Early History of the Industrial Workers of the World (author:
Industrial Workers of the World, formed in 1905, clamored for "one
big union" to oust "the ruling class" and abolish the
The 1912 Presidential Election (author Dorothy Lackey)
election of 1912 was one of the most dramatic in American history,
featuring four major candidates: Eugene Debs, Theodore Roosevelt,
William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson.
The 1900 Galveston Hurricane (author:
deadliest natural disaster in American history.