Week 8 Written Response
This assignment will focus on drawings, paintings, and illustrations as primary sources.
First read the file in this Module Week 8 on “primary and secondary sources”.
Pick 1 visual art primary source from this list of 6 items:
1. Fourth of July Picnic, text p. 215
2. Early Mill in New England text p. 220
3. Deck Life on the Paragon , 1811-1812 text p. 222
4. The Rendezvous, text p. 225
5. Seminole Dance text p. 227
6. Platte River Crossing text p. 226
Pick one image. Do not research the painting, image or the artist. Do not write about the painter or artist.
List the primary source you picked and describe it in detail discussing what you see
After describing the source you picked answer these questions about the image:
What culture, time period and place does it depict?
What perspective does the artist portray about the topic?
What “story” or “narrative” does the image display about the period after 1815 or the people in it?
What was left out?
What can we learn about the American experience from the image?
What does this source tell us about the time and place in which it was produced?
Use only the text Chapter 8 and the resources in Module Week 8 for background.
No outside research,.
You must show me your read and understand the material assigned and Module 8.
Upload your written response a file due at the end of Week 8 for up to 50 points.
Find the grading rubric in the top right hand page drop down menu with gear.
Write using your own words.
Do not embed any photos or illustrations.
Canvas will “Vericite” check your file for plagiarism. If you copy any word or phrase place it in quotation marks.
No outside research is allowed. Use only our textbook and the resources in Week 8 Module.
Do not repeat the questions.
Direct quotations should be no longer than 1.5 sentences.
Do not type a heading, title. Place only your name on the paper.
Type the word count at the end of your last line.
Minimum word count 275. Maximum word count 450.