n.d. "UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1925: An unidentified band plays some jazz onstage at an unidentified venue in Chicago, ca.1920s. African-American musicians from New Orleans and the Mississippi delta brought jazz and blues music to the Chicgao area, resulting in widespread popularity for the genre. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)." Image Collection, EBSCOhost (accessed April 5, 2018).
Your group will be conducting research on a particular period in American history. Within this period, you will examine:
Your group will be responsible for one, 10-page research paper on your assigned time period. In addition to (or in the process of) researching the three areas listed above, the paper must include and synthesize:
10 pages in length
1” margins, double spaced, 12-point font, Times New Roman
Bibliography with at least 10 scholarly sources
Footnotes, Bibliography, and overall style should adhere to the guidelines of Chicago Manual Style
Papers are due to both the MUS 103 and HIS 223 D2L dropbox before the MUS 103C final date and time, Tuesday, May 8, 8:00am.
Your group's presentation will include information on each of the three areas you researched about your time period. Every member of the group will present for at least three minutes each, with the following requirements:
- 12-16 slides total
- 15 -20 min. total
- Use at least 10 images (these can be images found in the textbook, Library of Congress webpage, or credible internet sources).
- Each member of the group must have one pertinent video or audio clip.
- The audio or video clip should last no longer than 30 seconds. If your clip starts in the middle of a song or video, be sure to have the exact starting point ready to go.
- At least one of the sources you use must be from the Library of Congress.
- Include a bibliography page (this slide does not contribute to the 12-16 slide total).
- Include an image citation page (this slide does not contribute to the 12-16 slide total).
- Upload the presentation to D2L (both HIS 223 and MUS 103 class pages) prior to the final time
Presentations will take place during the final time slot for Intro to Jazz:
Tuesday, May 8th – 8:00 – 10:30am in Patterson Hall Mezzanine.
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