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Assignment #1 — worth 10 points of your total course grade. Due Tuesday, October 23, 2018 HIST 1301 HCC VonBokel Project Proposal PART I: Brief Outline of your research subject (1 paragraph, minimum) 3 points 1. Who is your research subject? 2. What did they do in their life? What is notable about them? 3. When were they notable or famous? (also note date of birth and date of death if applicable) 4. Is there anything in particular that you find interesting, compelling, or curious about this person? 5. Where did they live? 6. Where did they come from? What kind of family background, region, wealth, status? PART II: Themes of American History 2 points 1. Name at least five themes of American history that may have influenced this person’s life. See the textbook, especially chapter headings and subheadings to get ideas. 2. Make a note of what you need to know and what you need to find out. PART III: Identify sources for further reading 3 points Where can you go to learn more about this theme? Find a relevant source and include the title of the article or a link to the page. It should not be any old random page. It should be a peer- reviewed scholarly article or a primary source or a high-quality piece of journalism. Examples: 1. Search for relevant scholarly articles 2. Identify useful passages in our textbook and/or in our online reader. 3. To find out more about people who were alive before 1940, check the census records. You can search for free at 4. If you want to look at census data on maps, try 5. Portal to Texas History:
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