final synthesis paper 1


THIS IS NOT A RESEARCH PAPER. You are not to look up information on the internet and restate what has

already been written.

The ideas and connections you make between your chosen source and the relevant

cultural movements/characteristic themes may NOT be researched, unless directed otherwise, and can only

come from your observations, the lectures, class discussions, images from the power points, and the video

clips seen in class. Use descriptive examples from the source as evidence for the associations you make.



of the following options:

Option One:

For option one, you will be analyzing how one form of media can be used to understand and compare two

different time periods which address similar ideologies. You will need to select one (1) media source to

analyze. Choose 1-2 examples of your chosen media to closely analyze (do not use more than 2 works in your

analysis). Then select two (2) time-periods from the 20


century, preferable two time periods with similar

ideologies. Examples:


Paintings from the Harlem Renaissance compared with paintings from the Civil Rights Era


Music from the 1950’s compared with music from the 1980’s


Photographs from the Progressive Era with photographs from the Great Depression

Option Two:

For option two, you will be analyzing how different media represent a particular time period. You will need to

select one (1) time-period from the 20


century you would like to focus on. Then select two (2) different

media sources to analyze. Choose 1-2 examples from each media to closely analyze. Do not use more than 2

each. For this option, you will need to find sources from media we did not discuss in context with the time

period. Examples:


A poem from the Harlem Renaissance and a piece of Jazz music also from the Harlem Renaissance


A photograph from the Great Depression and a work of literature from the Great Depression


A painting from the 1970’s and a film from the 1970’s


Advertisements from World War II and music from World War II

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