Preliminary Findings: Wikipedia
Read about the topic you selected for this unit in Wikipedia and other easily accessed resources. Make sure to read around your topic, trying to find a broad range of articles that bear on it.
Note that there may be no article that focuses specifically on your particular, so be inventive and look for articles that reference or relate to your topic in some way.
Writing HW Paste into the Comment Field, below:
- A list of TEN key individuals, organizations and events, ranked in order of significance. If you're covering a movement, consider including not just movement activists, but political opponents and enemies.
- A paragraph written by you providing a basic outline of what you’ve learned. Your paragraph should briefly sum up the "story" of what happened in your topic over the past few decades (reaching back as far as a century if you like). If possible, end this ¶ with a question motivating further research: What would you genuinely like to know more about? What strikes you as odd or in need of further explanation?
- Following the ¶, list any 2 or 3 leads on secondary sources (scholars/authorities). These should be published sources, not mere websites. You'll find these leads at the bottom of each wikipedia article, under the headings "References," "Further Reading," and "Bibliography."
In Class: Books in Mugar
Please bring your laptop with you to class, preloaded to this link: http://www.bu.edu.