explain how these sources on South Florida’s past relate to the general themes and topics discussed in this Modern American Civilization course.. 2-3 pages, double spaced
For this project, students will access FIU’s dPanther Repository ( http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/home )to conduct a primary source examination and explain how these sources on South Florida’s past relate to the general themes and topics discussed in this Modern American Civilization course.
The format for this project differs from a typical paper; the project focuses more on an in-depth analysis of sources rather than answering a question-based prompt. Students are expected to understand the purpose, the relevance, and the importance of the sources based on both a local and national level.
For this project, students are encouraged to explore the digital archives to find a topic that they find interesting. The years of investigation for these sources should range from 1877 to 2000. Try to use between 1 to 5 sources for the project. Students should look for sources that push them to re-evaluate the themes explored throughout the course and provides fascinating historical discussions for the writing portion of the project.
These are the digital collections that are acceptable for this project. These collections include documents, photographs, and videos:
City of Miami Beach ( http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/collections/imbda)
Virginia Key Beach Park Trust ( http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/collections/vkt )
Coral Gables Memory ( http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/collections/cgm )
Everglades Digital Library: Reclaiming the Everglades (http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/collections/rte )
Miami Metropolitan Archive ( http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/collections/mca )
Mile Markers: Linking Keys History ( http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/collections/mile )
Greater North Miami Historical Society ( http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/collections/ignmhs
HistoryMiami Museum ( http://dpanther.fiu.edu/dPanther/collections/ihm
explain how these sources on South Florida’s past relate to the general themes and topics discussed in this Modern American Civilization course.