Directions for Submitting Your Final Major Project


  1. You must hand in a paper copy and a zip disk version of your work.  One part of your paper submission should be a map/diagram showing how the various WebPages sequence together and naming all your files on your zip disk to conform with your map.


  1. Introductory page for each image you are treating should have these items: website title, tile for that image’s set of material, image, and link to the library from which your image comes.  Each image’s file should be in Dreamweaver, using the course template provided.


  1. Cultural context discussion/materials for each image should be in word for windows, named to match clearly with particular images from your collection.  For your total collection of images, you should draw from at least 3 different sources for cultural context.  A good bit of this discussion—perhaps most of it—should be in your own words, summarizing and synthesizing from your study of the topic.  Somewhere in the cultural context materials for the collection, you should incorporate a reference to or discussion of a secondary historical source.  In addition, one or more pieces you use for your cultural context should be drawn from primary literary or historical materials. 


Think creatively about what to include in your cultural context section—e.g., how to take advantage of hypertext links (e.g., other websites, documents, sections from your image), how to synthesize material from a variety of sources, how to prepare users to answer your interpretive questions.

Note: For your primary material, you could use a complete copy or an excerpt of a parallel reading that can be provided because its copyright has expired.  You could also use a link to a primary document on another website. 

Overall, when working on your cultural context materials, be sure to adhere to copyright regulations.  Do not quote more than one paragraph from a source that is “in” copyright.


  1. For Interpretive questions, you should have about 3-5 questions for each image.   Name your word for windows files to match clearly with their respective images.  Your questions should encourage users of the website to think critically about what the purpose of the image would have been—the argument it made, the audience it might have addressed—and how elements within the image contributed to that argument.  Questions should also connect the image with the cultural context material you have provided.  Use one or more questions to ask your audience to read specific details within the image critically.  You MIGHT use a question to invite comparison/contrast with another image in your collection.


  1. Create a bibliography for the entire collection of images you used in the cultural—one citation per image in MLA format.  Create a separate “works cited” for all the sources you drew upon for your cultural context section.









Score Sheet for Major Project - Final


Names of Students on Your Team_____________________________________



Title of Your Project: __________________________________________




Points possible


Points earned


Oral presentation delivery and content, with special emphasis on thoughtful, self-critical discussion of the process your group used to create your project




Preparation of images in template format as WebPages turned in on zip disk with paper map and pages to match



Interpretive questions—as described in directions




Cultural Context—as described in directions



Bibliography for images and for materials used in cultural context section (2 separate lists)



Effective connections linking images, cultural context and interpretive questions