Prompt: Module Seven: Thinking About History has considered how historians communicate their historical event’s complexity to a specific audience. Return to your submission for Progress Check 2 and add a paragraph describing the complexity of your chosen historical event. Review your final writing plan submission and reflect upon what you wrote previously about your essay’s intended audience and message. Implement revisions to make sure that your essay’s message is effective and tailored to your specific audience. Revisit Module Four: Communicating Historical Ideas, continued, learning block 4-2 in the webtext, if you need a refresher on communicating to your specific audience.
Specifically, in this assignment, you will submit the following elements of your Project 2: Historical Analysis Essay for review by your instructor:
In Module Seven: Thinking About History, learning block 7-3 (page 3) in the webtext, you worked toward the following elements:
II. Body: You will use this section of your essay to provide further detail about your historical event while supporting the claim you made in your thesis statement. Make sure to cite your sources. Specifically, you should:
A. Describe the causes of the historical event. In other words, what were the underlying factors that led to the historical event? Were there any immediate causes that precipitated the event?
B. Illustrate the course of your historical event. In other words, tell the story or narrative of your event. Who were the important participants? What did they do? Why? How do the perspectives of the key participants differ?
C. Describe the immediate and long-term consequences of the historical event for American society. In other words, how did the event impact American society?
D. Discuss the historical evidence that supports your conclusions about the impact of the event on American society. Support your response with specific examples from your sources.
In Module Seven: Thinking About History, learning block 7-3 (page 3) in the webtext, you completed the following element:
V. Communicate your message in a way that is tailored to your specific audience. For instance, you could consider your vocabulary, your audience’s potential current knowledge of historical events, or lack thereof, and what is specifically important to the audience.