Threads of Change in the 19th Century America
A Museum Exhibition Webquest
Which examples will your company choose to present to the selection committee?
In order to fulfill the task of the museum project, each member of your group will investigate one of the major philosophies of the 19th century. Individually you must find four examples such as a work of art, music and/or a quote from a literary selection which represents the philosophy of the Thread you are investigating.
1. Each member of your group should identify his/her area of expertise, i.e., one of the literary Threads.
2. Go to the Thread section and begin reading background information and recording ideas to develop a personal definition of the philosophy. This definition could include representative quotes and must answer the question: How did the Thread you explored influence change in the 19th century?
3.Explore the resources to find representations to include in your company's presentations to WOW the committee. All chosen images, music etc. must be cited.
5. Meet with the other members of your company to discuss your findings and assist each other in making final selections for your oral presentation. (rubric)
developed by Vicki Seed
Humanities and Communications Magnet
Eastern Middle School, Silver Spring, Md.
last updated 1-06-03
Eureka! You've got it! Just the right examples. You and your group are ready to create your presentation which you will submit orally to the selection committee. Meet and plan your presentation now. (rubric)
Congratulations!Your company's presentation illustrated five of the social philosophies of 19th Century America. These philosophies influenced literature, politics, art and music as well as society's values.
|While you were watching other company's presentations, did you see choices similar to your own? Did you see choices which you liked better than the selections your company made?|
|Can you see evidence of these threads in today's society? Is change represented in similar ways in modern society?|
Romanticism: Louisa Mae Alcott http://www.thirteen.org/ihas/poet/alcotts.html
Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson http://www.transcendentalists.com/
Abolitionism: Frederick Douglass http://www.transcendentalists.com/
Feminism: Susan B. Anthony http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/sba/first.htm
Industrialism: Andrew Carnegie http://www.clpgh.org/ein/homested/andy1.gif