Black world history final project


UPLOAD your annotated Works Cited page as an attached document  by 8PM on November 9, 2017.

: You must include at least 5 sources that look promising, which will help you analyze the significance of race, class, gender, etc., identities of the characters included in the film or television series that you’ve selected. You MUST identify at least 2 primary sources (e.g. interviews with writer, director, producer or actors featured in film or television show that you’re writing about) AND 3 scholarly sources. You may use books as scholarly sources and/ or you can use digital/electronic (web) materials, but 3 of them MUST be peer reviewed (scholarly) texts. (Consider article ). This bibliography should be annotated. I want you to tell me about the:  

  1. credibility/trustworthiness of the source (what makes you trust this source. If the source has limited credibility, what are the limits and why?)
  2. bias of the source
  3. intended audience
  4. what kind of information you expect to get from this source

UPLOAD your annotated Works Cited page as an attached document  by 8PM on November 9, 2017.

PART I

 (2+ episodes) directed by a black filmmaker/ artist OR that features a black performance artist in the leading role and write a 5-page paper (12-pt font, double spaced) analyzing how the main characters demonstrate the intersection of race, class, and gendered identities. How do the characters illustrate the concept of “diversity within blackness”? Does the use of drama, suspense, psychological thriller, comedy, satire, or irony reinforce or challenge negative stereotypes of blackness? If so, or if not, why? Please pay careful attention to how geographic location and historical context shape the characters’ worldviews. Scroll down to see list of choices of films and TV series. 

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PART II

Create a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate your thesis.This part of the final project will be judged on the following criteria: The presentation was well-organized and efficient. Clear organizational signposts were used. The presentation includes compelling and creative audio/visual aids. The audio/visual aids enhanced rather than distracted from the message. The presentation shows evidence of critical thinking. The presenter distinguished fact/data from opinion/interpretation.

IMPORTANT!( The work cited is due on Nov 9 at 8 pm. But the PowerPoint and 5-page paper is due on Dec 10 )

(2017) 

(2016)

(2016)

(2015)

(2014)

(2013)

(2010)

(2011)

(2006)

(1997)

(1996)

(1994) — Morgan Freeman’s character

(1989)

(1984)

 — Amazon

— Amazon

— HBO

Tracy Morgan’s character — Netflix

– YouTube

 — Netflix

— Netflix

— Netflix

— Netflix

— Netflix

— Netflix

— Netflix

— Netflix

— Netflix

character Titus— Netflix 

— Netflix

characters Joe, Iris or Kid Flash — Netflix

(1984)

— Netflix

— Amazon 

— Amazon 

— Amazon 

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Grading Rubric for BWS 151 PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
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20 POINTS — Paper answers the question directly and/ or states and explains a thesis. The argument is clear, coherent and complete, with a structured analysis and clear explanations of analytic points along the way.

PowerPoint, Prezi, or video presentation is well-organized and efficient. Clear organizational signposts were used.
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40 POINTS — In paper, thoughtful use of sources (i.e. assigned reading/ viewing/ listening materials, lecture notes, class discussions). Persuasive use of images in The evidence used to support the analysis is accurate and appropriate to the point it is illustrating. Inclusion of proper citations when reference specific authors or source materials. 

PowerPoint presentation, Prezi or short video illustrates thesis. The presentation includes compelling and creative audio/visual aids. The audio/visual aids enhanced rather than distract from the message.
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40 POINTS — Paper is executed with intellectual rigor and creativity. References major course themes: “diversity within blackness,” racism, sexism, “intersectionality,” socioeconomic class oppression, etc. Critical thinking skills demonstrated at a high level. (The best essays demonstrate mastery of class themes and materials but go beyond them to readings and knowledge gained elsewhere).

PowerPoint presentation, Prezi or short video shows evidence of critical thinking. The author distinguished fact/data from opinion/interpretation.