How has History affected humanity?

UM 361 Final Presentation

Over the seven weeks of this class, we will discuss many aspects of the human experience and we consider how many of them have changed over time. Your job, for the final presentation, is to choose ONE of these aspects of humanity to delve into deeper and then present a persuasive argument about: why is the idea that you’re exploring especially important to humanity?

For the presentation, you will need to know some of the background of the topic: 
How has it historically affected humanity?
What events or ideas have altered the aspect of human life?
You will also need to comment on the current status of the topic.
How is the issue/idea impacting people in modern America?
Are there current ideas or events influencing the topic?
And conclude by drawing some conclusions about the topic in the future.
Will the issue continue to impact modern people and if so, how?
Will there be changes for the issue in the future? How do you know?

Review the list of general topics that you might choose to discuss in your presentation. If you have an idea for one, but don’t see it here, ask the instructor for approval.

General Topics:

Agriculture
Architecture
Education
Empires
Equality—gender, race, etc.
Fashion
Food
Genocide
Government
Industrialization
Labor issues
Medicine
Military
Music
Natural resources
Religion
Slavery
Social class
Technology
Visual Arts
Western relations with Africa
Western relations with Asia
Western relations with the Middle East
Warfare
Women in (other cultural topics)

Requirements of the Final Project (these are also requirements of the first draft):

● A PowerPoint presentation with Voiceover posted (voiceover only for final draft)
● The first slide should include your name, the title of your presentation, and HUM

● The next slide should present your thesis statement
● At least 3 main sections/points 
● Details to support your 3 main sections
○ Context of the event/idea/person in history (the longest section)
○ The impact of the event/idea/person on present day
○ The impact of the event/idea/person on the future
● The presentation must include 10 images (5 informational and 5 graphic)
● Including your cover slide and references slide, your presentation should be
15-17 slides
● The last slide must be your references in APA format
○ The presentation must include APA formatted in-text citations for sources
● Graphics cited directly on the slides (but not in the References section)
At least 6 different academic sources should be cited in the presentation 
(NOT blogs or any encyclopedia)