Primary Source Descriptions Highlights:

Project Purpose and Goals:

(These are just suggestions, you don’t┬áhave to follow these rules)
  • Make the analysis credible and thorough
  • Notice and document details and make new associations you might overlook…
  • Document experiences of the primary source in oral or written form (Take notes)…
  • Different perspectives (1st, 2nd, the object itself)…

Guidelines:

  • Observe your primary source deeply (AIDS quilt)…
  • Document as much objective detail as possible…
  • Use the double-sided notebook approach…
  • Questions and associations will come to mind, ideas and memories, etc..
  • The subjective experience is important and should be recorded too but the goal is the awareness of the objective detail…
  • Take pictures of the work, upload to the blog site, submit for participation points…

Next:

  • Review notes, make it into a thick description, accounting for objective detail…
  • Make it so that someone who does not know the assignment will understand what is going on…
  • Who, what, when, where, and why was it created? (Guidance questions)
  • 3 Digital images, 1 of the artifact, 2 can depict relevant detail from the artifact or other objects and documents associated with the quilt…
  • In another paragraph or 2 reflect on the question: What are the relevant physical and rhetorical features of this source…

Rubric Highlights:

  • The project must be “good” or “superior” on the “Competent, credible, complete” section for minimum possible points (Good faith effort) 250-325 points (500 words) Credible, Rhetorically Aware, Complete…
  • Skillful, Persuasive 325-450 points (at least 750 words) Revision present, Text Conventions, Modes, Organization, Evidence…
  • Distinctive 450-500 points (1000 words) Polished, Creative/Well-Designed, Persuasive or Original, Mature…
  • Subtitles, images, sections, creative title, metadata, audience…

Research Questions:

  • What is the significance of the “Rose Empress 24?”
  • What does the “Rose Empress 24” mean or symbolize?
  • In Jimmy Finley’s piece of the quilt, what does the carrot symbolize? Are they significant to Jimmy Finley? What is the significance of carrots and rabbits in Jimmy’s panel?
  • Why is Robert Wayne Myers’ name spelled out in the form of checker or chess board? Was he a chess/checkers player? Is there a significant┬áreason for the symbolization of the checkers/chess board? What does the checker/chess board represent about Robert? Who says so and why?

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