MUSEUM OR NATIONAL PARK VISIT PROPOSAL ASSIGNMENT: INSTRUCTIONS
Statement of Purpose or â€œWhy Am I Doing This?â€
One of the goals of the assignment is to encourage students to promptly determine a site to visit and seek instructor approval for the location.
By the close of Module/Week 4, the student will submit a brief proposal requesting instructor permission to either physically visit a suitable location or a website pertaining to the upcoming Mod. 7 Museum or National Park Assignment. For the sake of planning ahead and before posting a site proposal, students are strongly encouraged to enter the Mod. 7 course site to locate and carefully read the Instruction Guide for the Museum or National Park Assignment. The submission should include 3â€“4 sentences discussing the site proposal as well as the general interest or reason behind the visit. If a student decides to utilize a website, such as a â€œwalking tourâ€ link or a quality YouTube site of a historical museum or location, they will need to include the website address in their assignment submission.
*** Remember to choose one of the following types of sites/locations… 1. A local museum. 2. A National Park. 3. A befitting video website walking video tour or suitable YouTube link of a Museum or National Park. The sites must be related to U.S. historical events between the 1500s-1865. Why? Your historical focus for the final Mod. 7 Museum or National Park writing assignment has to fall within the area of the United States and the aforementioned historical time frame.
Within a few days after the proposal has been submitted, students will receive a grade and feedback from the instructor. Upon review and discretion, the instructor will approve or disapprove of the proposed location and/or weblink. Possible additional instructor insights may be offered. If the proposal and/or suggested link is not approved by the instructor, the student must promptly locate a new site to utilize that will be acceptable to the instructor. It is most important that students receive instructor approval of the location and/or website before pursuing the visit and writing the follow-up paper assignment that will be due by the close of Mod. 7.