American History in Video – Assignment Instructions
This assignment is broken up into 2
parts. First, view the video chosen from the American History in Video – Pre
Assignment, and write a 1–2-page summary of its content. You will not be asked
to analyze the information, only provide a synopsis of the material. Citations
or footnotes will not be required for this assignment.
For the second part of the
assignment, you will identify 5 scholarly books using the library search engine
and/or WorldCat, and 5 scholarly articles using JSTOR, Academic Search Complete,
or Academic OneFile that directly
relate to the specific topic covered in the video. You must use current
Turabian format to create a bibliography. You do not need to read your sources
entirely, but you must read enough make sure they are directly related to the
You must use the template for the
assignment provided in Blackboard.
The 1–2-page summary must be typed
and double-spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font and have 1-inch margins.
You will also submit a bibliography
of 5 books and 5 articles that directly relate to the chosen video. For
example: If you watch a video on the Battle of Gettysburg, you must choose
sources for your bibliography that deal with the Battle of Gettysburg, not the
Civil War. Although they are broadly related, the connection must be more
focused. This bibliography must conform to current Turabian format and follow
the template provided in Blackboard.
4. Read and apply the rules found in
theWriting Tipsdocumentto insure the
best score. Under most circumstances, the best papers will be those that are
revised several times. In your revisions, check for grammatical errors,
organizational issues, and clarity of communication.