Public Domain photo: c. 1900 Public Doman photo: c. 1893 Capitol Protest for ADA, Tom Olin. c. 1990
The six research exercises in this series are a companion to your classes in First Year Seminar designed to help hone your research and information literacy skills to prepare you for your final project in the course. You will be learning about how information is created, organized and shared in order to be able to search effectively for sources from a variety of perspectives and evaluate them within their context.
Links to each of the Research Exercises will be in your Brightspace course shell, but if you find yourself on this page, you may easily click on the Exercise you need using the buttons on the left navigation menu.
Challenge Statement: With a team, create & present a multimedia website that teaches about the meanings & relevance of our country’s “hard histories” & “hidden heroes.”
Skills: This assignment is intended to help you:
The following nine (9) steps are required for successful completion of this project. Note: You will present your website to your peers, to share your learning. Your website will also be published online. You will be encouraged to submit your website to SNHU’s Undergraduate Research Day.
Sixteen (16) Primary Source Collections have been curated for you to discover, explore, and analyze ways in which the past influences the present. Click the link below to review the complete options of Primary Source Collections:
Your goal, as a team, is to work both independently and together to figure out ways in which your primary sources may connect to each other and relate to some dimension of contemporary life in the United States. While these collections have been curated for you, you may propose your own collection. If you choose to propose your own collection of primary sources to research, please request your instructor’s approval, as early as possible.
*Note: Language changes as culture changes. According to the National Museum of the American Indian, the terms American Indian, Indian, Native American, & Native are acceptable today. Although many Native people prefer to be identified by their tribal names, the terms American Indian or Indigenous American are commonly accepted.
Your team’s website must contain the following key requirements. Your team will receive one grade for the final website; however, you will each receive separate grades for your individual webpage(s). See rubrics pp. 4-5 of the assignment linked below.
This Team Project unfolds over the last three weeks of class & is worth 30% of your grade. You will be graded individually & as a team. See our syllabus for project pacing & due dates. Note: Final projects will be checked by our plagiarism software, Turnitin.