Individual Reflection and Evaluation to Accompany Final Project

In addition to completing work on the group projects, each member of the class should prepare a document that replica cartier includes cartier bracelets women
the following elements. The answers should be thorough and descriptive. This bracelets is your chance to make a case for yourself.

General Reflections

  1. Describe the individual digital history skills that you learned over the course of the semester. Note which ones you used fake cartier bracelet
    in your group work.
  2. What is the most useful thing you learned in the course of this process and why?
  3. What skills will you take forward to use in other environments and situations?
  4. What did you not learn that you would like to see included in a future version of the course?

Group Project Reflection and Evaluation

  1. Describe your individual contributions replica cartier ring to the group project. Be specific.
  2. Evaluate your overall effort cartier love bangle and the ways that it supported the work of the group. Assign yourself a letter grade and defend it.
  3. Evaluate the contribution of each of your fellow group members. Assign each person a letter grade and support your decision.
    • How did they cartier bracelets contribute to the project planning process?
    • How did they contribute to the research and development of the project?
    • Where they good collaborators? Why or why not?

Rubric for Project Review

As the groups work to complete the final projects, each group member should make sure that fake cartier bracelet his/her work satisfies the following criteria:

  1. Primary Source Selection and Description:
    • Have you collected 7-8 primary sources of different fake cartier bracelet
      types that work together to answer your bracelets inquiry question?
    • Have you completed full metadata and contextual descriptions for each source as you have made them in to items in Omeka?
    • Have you checked to make sure that each of your sources is free bracelet replica cartier of copyright restrictions?
  2. Secondary Research:
    • Have you researched the historical work (journal articles, monographs, etc.) on your inquiry question?
    • Have you read and responded to the work of major scholars in your field?
    • Have you directly engaged those scholars and their replica cartier arguments in your digital history exhibit?
    • Have you offered thorough and complete bibliographic citation for those sources using a standard fake cartier bracelet citation format (MLA or Chicago Manual of Style)?
  3. Argument and Inquiry Question:
    • Have you clearly offered your own historical interpretation in answering your portion of the inquiry question?
    • Does your argument and narrative engage both your primary sources and the historical literature in the field?
    • Have you adequately addressed your core audience in your work?
  4. Supporting Materials:
    • Have you worked cartier bracelet to create additional digital projects to support your argument?
    • Have you contributed a map or a data visualization? (Each project must have at least two interactive maps and one data visualization.)
  5. Digital Exhibit Planning:
    • Have you clearly identified your group members and their contributions to the work?
    • Have you done cartier bracelets women
      a full copy edit review of your site to make sure it is clean of typos and grammatical errors?

Project Presentation Schedule

    Tuesday, April 30:

  • Post-Civil War Disease
  • Civil War Homefront
  • Spanish Influenza

The Finish Line

What needs to happen to get your project ready for presentation?

    Thursday Prototype Meetings (Richard):

  • Green: 10:30
  • Purple: 10:45
  • Brown: 11:00
  • Grey: 11:15

Agenda, April 9, 2013

Secondary Research: History is an argument about the past written by specific human beings

  • Timelines and wikipedia = data separated from cartier love bracelet interpretation
  • Perspective: What is the interpretation that the scholar is offering? (What does cartier love bracelet it mean? Why did it happen? What is the significance?)
  • Historiography: Who are you in conversation cartier bracelets women
    with? Who do you agree cartier bracelets with? Who do you disagree with?
  • How does history figure into your site?

**No class on Thursday: Work with your groups on your projects**

History Minor

Do you like history but do not plan on majoring in it? If so, why not minor in it?

If you are taking this class, you are already replica cartier at least one-third of the way to a history minor. (That is, if you have already taken HIST 100 or 125. You have to take one of these two courses at some point in order to fulfill your gen ed requirement in Western cartier bracelet
Civilization or World History.) All you need for a History minor is 12 more credits, or 4 more classes. Some of you may have taken an additional history course along the way, which means that you may already be halfway towards the History minor. You should check with the History Undergraduate Office to make sure you’re choosing the right courses, but the basic message is this: you’re probably much closer to getting the History minor than you might think.

Getting a minor is a good thing. It is good for your resume, mainly to show prospective employers that you have a breadth of interests and that you took your college education seriously enough to do the academic planning necessary to complete a minor. Plus, a minor gives purpose and direction to your elective courses, so that when you are taking elective credits as a junior and senior you are not just bracelet replica cartier randomly selecting courses that happen to fit your schedule. If you like history at all, filling cartier bracelets women
up some of those elective credits with history courses should be more rewarding and fun than simply choosing courses at random. And we offer around 30 different upper-level history classes every semester, on almost every conceivable topic, and at every time slot. Almost none of these classes have prerequisites, so you can take nearly any one you like, at any time. And our instructors are outstanding: the student evaluation scores for history classes at Mason are significantly higher than either the college or university average.

If you have questions about the minor, please contact the department’s Undergraduate Coordinator, Carrie Grabo (, or our Undergraduate Director, Dr. Joan Bristol ( Signing up for a minor is easy. All you need to do is go to the History Undergraduate Office, in Robinson B361, and talk to Ms. Grabo or Dr. Bristol. And signing up doesn’t obligate you to complete the minor, either: if you sign up for the minor but do not complete it, you can delete it at any time and the minor simply won’t appear on your diploma.

Agenda, April 2, 2013

Opening Activity (30-40 minutes)

    Select a primary source that you are working with for your project and answer the following questions (at least 2-3 sentences each):

  1. Sourcing: Who created this source and how does that influence your interpretation of its meaning?
  2. Close Reading: What does the source say and how does it say it? How does it help answer your inquiry question? Consider tone and word choice for text. Consider composition and design elements for images
  3. Contextualizing: What are the important elements of historical context that are necessary for a a reader to understand this source and its relevance to your inquiry question?
  4. Corroboration: How does this source compare and contrast cartier bracelets women
    with other sources you are examining?
  5. After carefully analyzing this source, what more do you know about your topic and your inquiry?
  6. What additional questions does this source raise?
    Secondary Research:

  1. What is the most useful secondary source you have found in your research? Why is it useful?
  2. How does the interpretation offered in this source compare and contrast with other secondary sources on your topic?

Information Architecture and Design

    Create a google doc that is shared with all of your group members, and me (using sharonmleon @ Include the following elements in your briefing. The formatting does not matter, but everything must be included:

  • In addition to the basic architectural elements provided by Omeka (Browse Items, Browse Collections, Browse Exhibits) what simple pages will cartier love bracelet you include in your main navigation? Why? Will they target certain user groups/audience segments? Contain information about the site’s creators? etc.
  • Will those simple pages have sub-pages (pages nested under them)? If yes, which ones and why?
  • How many exhibits will you have?
  • For each exhibit, list the sections and describe each page in that section. Include rationales for the page layouts you select, and estimated word count.
  • How will you include citation information in your exhibit narrative? Footnotes? Parenthetical citation with a bibliography?
  • What outside explanatory elements (including maps and visualizations) will you introduce into your site? Will those elements be included as simple pages or on pages in your exhibits?
  • Header and footer content: Consider your site title, and the possibility of a header image. What text will you include in your footer, which appears on every page? (This work has to be done by the Super User)
  • Which theme will you use for your site? In what way does the selection of this theme contribute to your interpretative perspective?

Agenda, March 21, 2013

    Primary Source Work:

  • In your project groups, select three sources and an historic map that help to answer your inquiry question. (15 minutes)
  • Then, break into two groups, each with a laptop or some other cartier love bracelet computing device. In these smaller groups, work through the sources paying attention to their conditions of creation, their content and context, and the ways cartier bracelets women
    cartier love bracelet
    that they work together replica cartier love bracelets or against each other to answer your inquiry question. (30 minutes)

    • Don’t know how to approach a new kind of source? Check out the guides at History Matters.
  • Compare the results of the two analyses. (10 minutes)
  • Report out. (15 minutes)