Objective: Introduce the student to interview methods and oral history source material to1) understand the experience of living and traveling in mid-20th century America, 2)interpret the complexity and diversity of situations, events and past mentalities, 3)construct in writing a well-organized historical project supported with evidence.
Project: the student will listen to and analyze the “Driving the Green Book” podcast (link:https://us.macmillan.com/podcasts/podcast/driving-the-green-book/ ). The student will write a review of the podcast according to the instructions below.Instructions: you will turn in a written essay according to these rules:
- The essay has 600 to 1200 words of text or more (not including source andbibliography material).
- Your source is the podcast. Use the names, places, and dates featured in it. Be specific.
- You may need to use other sources as needed to complete your essay or trip itinerary. Cite those sources in the text (as footnotes or endnotes) and in a bibliography. If the podcast is your only source, then no bibliography is needed, though you should cite the podcast episode number where used and as needed.
- Your review should answer these questions: What is the Green Book, What did you learn, What surprised you the most?, Describe a moment that most affected you emotionally and/or intellectually, Feature at least two people, or episodes, that you found the most compelling, Comment on how traveling today in the 21st century is similar and/or different from the time of the Green Book.