This is a visual presentation week, inspired by our film this week. Your assignment is to create a short video to emphasize social class at a particular time period in American history.
In other words, we are applying the ideas in the film to the history of American popular culture that we learned about in our textbook. Choose a particular time in American history, and then illustrate the popular culture in that time period.
Think about all of those various aspects/definitions of class, and find at least five images which illustrate the popular culture of classes in the particular period of American history that you decided to illustrate.
In your main posting, have one paragraph to tell us what time period you have chosen to illustrate and what your presentation illustrates about social class in that time period. Then, in your presentation, include a minimum of five images which illustrate social class in that period of American history. Put a headline/phrase for each image that briefly describes each image for your viewers.
The software for your visual presentation:
Students sometimes panic and say, “I don’t know how to make a video! This is too hard! I can’t do it! This professor is crazy!!” Okay, calm down. Making a video is surprisingly easy these days. You probably have the software installed already on your computer. Or, you can use one of the free web tools for making videos. Some choices are:
So, don’t panic. You have lots of good options. Students who have never made videos before often say this is the best thing they learned in this class. They use their video editor for their home photos and videos.
The parts of your new discussion thread: