This assignment is designed to evaluate how well students can apply the public history theories and methods they learned in class over the course of the semester. Students will work in groups to select a research topic, visit UC's Archives & Rare Books collections, and write about their findings in our class blog. Students will then create posters advertising their group's blog entries and distribute them all over campus--in bathroom stalls.
In-Stall Blog Rules
- Post Title: Short but professional
- Pithy / Brief / Direct
- Appropriate click-bait is totally acceptable
- Post Length: 450 - 750 words
- Embedded Media: 3 images or videos minimum, 5 maximum
- Alt-text required for each media item
- Captions, 5 words maximum
- Citations: See example blog post
- Tags / Categories
In-Stall Poster Rules
- 50 words maximum
- B&W compliant
- Rated PG-13
- Includes QR Code
- Includes standardized footer (provided)
This project is worth 40 pts total. The main components include your two blog posts, two posters, and final reflections. Each of your blog posts, and their iterative components, comprise 17 pts for a total of 34 pts.
- 3 pts | Blog Draft #1: Submitted online for review at the start of class
- 4 pts | Blog Draft #2: Incorporates feedback from peer-review
- 5 pts | Final Blog: Incorporates feedback from professor
- 2 pts | Poster Draft: Submitted in class for peer-review
- 3 pts | Poster Final Submitted in class for final professor approval
- 6 pts | Final Reflection: You will write a final reflection that includes an evaluation of your participation, the research and publication process, and your group dynamics.
- 1 page minimum
Up to 5pts may be deducted from your grade if your collective group negatively reviews your contributions to the project.
- 11/05: Blog Draft #1a
- 11/07: Blog Draft #1b / Poster Draft #1
- 11/12: Final Poster #1
- 11/14: Blog Draft #2a
- 11/19: Blog Draft #2b / Poster Draft #2 / Install Poster #1
- 11/21: Final Poster #2
- 12/03: Final Reflections Due