Project 3 – Toward the 21st Century
Continuing Story . . . .
your third web project you will be asked to become the historian and tell
one of America’s stories from the late twentieth century in our
visual web format.
Your task will be to take one of the suggested topics and to craft, within
our limited parameters, a narrative that explains your topic and informs
your viewer. You will have to do the work of any teacher or historian,
deciding what to include, what to exclude, and how to tell the story.
You should see yourselves as contributors to the national narrative.
For your project consider the following:
A brief overview of your topic.
primary source material in your presentation. The historian’s
first job is to examine the evidence.
timeline in any format you choose, with at least 5 entries. No cut &
sketches, if your project suggests these.
interpretation of how your topic fits into or affects the larger concerns
of twentieth century America. Try here to make your own leap, from evidence
to interpretation, and not to depend entirely on someone else’s
about this assignment as a logical extension of your first project which
included description, historical context, and interpretation.
are free here to organize your material in any way you choose.
about how the story will logically flow, both textually and visually.
keep in mind your audience, that is, someone intelligent and curious,
who is not already familiar with the material, and who appreciates
a clear, direct, and interesting presentation.
Beatles (L-R, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John
Lennon), in 1964, performing on The Ed Sullivan Show during their
first United States tour, promoting their first U.S. hit song, "I
Want To Hold Your Hand." and ushering in the "British
Invasion" of American popular music.
overview of topic
primary source material
least 3 sources, excluding your images
timeline in any format with at least 5 entries
500 - 600 words of text
parenthetical citations for all material either quoted directly or paraphrased
of all your sources, both text and image, in MLA format
Page name that reflects the project
from your menu page to the project, and from your project back to the
least 2 pages with navigation between pages
least 3 images
At least 1 thumbnail of an image
tags for your images
to at least one external website, opening in a new window, giving your
viewer more information
due: April 27 - Last Class Day
Ladies since World War II
Treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II
The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Cold War and the 1950s:
and Ethel Rosenberg
Kinsey and the Kinsey Reports
and the Rise of the American Suburb
Kroc and McDonalds
Anxieties of the 1950s:
Johnny Can’t Read, a 1955 critique of education in America
Enemy Within – Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities
Red Scare in Hollywood - The Hollywood Blacklist
Making of a President, 1960
Election of John F. Kennedy
Cuban Missile Crisis
Harvey Oswald and the Kennedy Assassination
Warren Commission Report
S. Reaction to Sputnik
Mercury Seven Astronauts – Who had the “right stuff”?
7, Liberty Bell 7, & Friendship 7 – from suborbital to
of Upheaval: 1968
- The 1968 Democratic Convention
and “The Summer of Love” in San Francisco
Friedan and The Feminine Mystique
History: Interview a Vietnam Veteran
My Lai Massacre
Vietnam War in Film
Ying Lin and The Vietnam Memorial
Jim Crow: Desegregation before Brown v. Board of Education - Desegregating
the Armed Forces
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Central High (Little Rock, Arkansas)
United Farm Workers and the Grape Boycott
Hot Summers: Race Riots during the 1960s
March from Selma to Montgomery
- By Any
Means Necessary – Malcolm X
Birmingham Church Bombing
Hearst and the Symbionese Liberation Army
Iran Hostage Crisis
Jobs and the Apple Computer
and the Family
Portrayals of the Family, 1950s to the Present (Kristin Howard)
Portrayals of Mothers, 1950s to the Present (Elizabeth Sanderson)
Portrayals of Fathers, 1950s to the Present
Turner, CNN, and the growth of cable television
Friendship 7. 1962. Online image. Boeing: The History Beneath Our Wings.
24 March 2005. <http://www.boeing.com/history/mdc/graphics/hist170b.htm>
in 1964, performing on The Ed Sullivan Show during their first United
States tour, promoting their first U.S. hit song, "I Want To Hold
Your Hand." Online image. Wikipedia. 24 March 2005. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Beatlessullivansinging.jpg>
Online image. 24 March 2005.
poster. Online image. The Eyes of the Nation. Library of Congress. 24
March 2005. <http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/9711/eyes.html>