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2017 APUSH  Final Projects





Option #1 Images that Define America (50 Points)   Due:  Wednesday, May 31st by 11:59

Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation.  Images are seared into America’s collective memory and chronicled our nation’s progress and struggles during an era of rapid change.


Your task:  Choose an image that captures the American story and then provide a 150 word summary explaining your choice. 


Get started:  


The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History


Stunning Pulitzer Prize-winning photos: The real stories






Choose ONE of the following options based on your reading of LEGACY




Legacy (Digital copy of Novel)



Forgotten Books: Legacy by James Michener


Legacy focuses on Lt. Col. Norman Starr of the U.S. Army, his wife, Nancy, and his West Point buddy-turned lawyer, Zach. It’s the weekend before Norman is set to testify before a Senate committee looking into the Iran-Contra affair. Norman’s clean on Iran but not on Central America. If he speaks the truth when asked about his activities helping the Contras, Norman will likely do himself some serious damage.




Option #2 Legacy - Reading Guide (100 Points) Due:  Sunday June 11th  by 11:59



#1 Generate a timeline of key events and historical figures that appear in the novel 


#2 Generate guided reading questions  that can be answered after reading the chapter for each chapter


Get Started: Forgotten Books: Legacy by James Michener



Option #3 Legacy - The Final Chapters (100 Points) Due:  Sunday June 11th  by 11:59



Your task:  Write the final one of the final chapters for the Legacy novel we will be reading in class. The novel  wraps up the Starr family's story in the late 1980's. Your task is to develop a chapter around a new Starr family member around key events from American history between 1990 and 2017


Get started: Character Sketches for Legacy  










Review Scraps 2014-2017



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