Library of Congress
Personal Stories and Primary Sources: Conversations with Elders
Evaluation: Unit 4
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Focused Research History Paper
- Students produce a four to six page focused research paper. Students are expected to formulate their thesis as a question, rather than as a statement, and to support their thesis using material on family life in the Great Depression gathered from primary and secondary sources.
- The topic should relate to the role the person interviewed played in history and the influence of that history on the person's life.
- Students create and present oral reports based on their focused research papers.
- Oral presentations must include a visual.