Resources: Week Five Readings and Videos
Choose one of the following topics:
Topic A: Explore the importance of the radio on American culture. Explain three radio developments and the significance of each (see Chapter 7; additional research may be needed). Examples may include technological advances, content development, or a combination of both. Include an image related to each development. Be detailed and specific. Use course vocabulary and research to build the presentation.
Topic B: Explore the development of American music. Explain three developments in music and the significance of each (see Chapter 6; additional research may be needed). Examples may include technological advances, musical styles, or a combination of both. Include an image related to each development. Be detailed and specific. Use course vocabulary and research to build the presentation.
Students may find the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame helpful for both topics: http://www.rockhall.com/
Prepare a 7-to 10-slide PowerPoint® presentation to investigate the selected topic:
- Title slide in APA Style (see the CWE Title Page Template and/or Associate Level Writing Style Handbook)
- Introduction slide
- At least three body slides, one for each development
- Conclusion slide
- Reference slide, in APA Style
To build the discussion of the topics, consider some of the following questions:
- Who was responsible for each development?
- How did the development originate?
- How did the development influence American culture?
- Was it beneficial or harmful?
- Include speaker’s notes (500 words+). Write the text as you would read it to your audience. Explain ideas. Cite borrowed material. Consider how to transition from one idea to another.
- Practice documenting the images with captions and references. The most common source will be the textbook; see citation and reference information in the Course Materials Forum.
- See the PowerPoint note in the Main Forum.
- See the tutorials and the Sample PowerPoint provided in the Week 5 thread. Be sure to ask questions.
- Limit slide text and clutter, so the audience can focus on the key ideas and visuals. Most text should be located in the speaker’s notes.
- Ensure that slide text and images are clear, large enough to be visible, and interesting. Plain or blank slides are boring. Consider color, font style, text boxes, and extra images to make the presentation interesting.
- Save the file in one of the Microsoft PowerPoint formats (.ppt or .pptx), so I can grade it.