Explainhow the image portrays the historical subject referenced in the image

Select a song, image or film that addresses a historical subject.  Please review the instructions for the proposal for your type of source; you are advised to select a source for which you are able to provide all the information requested.  Please be sure to follow the directions for your source (song, image or film) for each assignment.  Your selection must be approved by the instructor at the proposal stage.  Please see the syllabus for the point value and due date for each assignment.

Proposal

The proposal should be 1-2 pages, double-spaced.

If you are doing a song, include the following:

• 
The title and singer of the song
• 
The year
 and place
 the song was released
• 
The 
song lyrics 
• 
R
elevant 
backgrou
nd information about the singer: Be sure to demonstrate how the biographical details you provide relate to the song.  For example, if the song is anti-war, you should discuss the artist’s political views and activities.
• 
T
he 
historical context of the song
: F
or example, if the song was released in 1980, explain the major even
ts and developments at the time.  Be sure to explain how the events or developments you identify influenced the song’s message.
• 
I
dentify and explain the historical subject addressed in the song
.
• 
Explain
 how the song portrays the historical s
ubject referenced in the song: I
s the song critical or praiseworthy?
  
Does it give a positive or negative impression?
  Does it provide only one side of the story, or does it stri
ve to offer a balanced picture?  Be sure to point to specific details in the song’s lyrics to support your interpretation.
• 
In o
ne sentence
,
 stat
e
 what you think is the song’s message
.

If you are doing an Image, include the following:

• 
The title and artist of the image
• 
The year 
and place 
the image was produced
• 
The publication within which the image appeared
• 
A copy of the image 
• 
R
elevant 
background information about the artist 
and publication
: Be sure to demonstrate how the biographical details you provide relate to the image.  For example, if the image is anti-war, you should discuss the artist’s political views and activities.
• 
T
he hi
storical context of the image: F
or example, if the image was produced in 1980, explain the major even
ts and developments at the time.  Be sure to explain how the events or developments you identify influenced the image’s message.
• 
Identify and explain
 the historical subject addressed in the image
.
• 
Explain
 how the image portrays the historical s
ubject referenced in the image: I
s the image critical or praiseworthy?  Does it give a positive or negative impr
ession?
  Does it provide only one side of the story, or does it stri
ve to offer a balanced picture?  Be sure to point to specific details in the image to support your interpretation.
• 
In o
ne sentence
,
 stat
e
 what you think is the image’s message
.

If you are doing a Film, include the following:

• 
The title, director and producers of the film
• 
T
he year 
and place 
the film was released
• 
A paragraph summarizing the film’s plot 
• 
R
elevant 
background information about the director and producers
: Be sure to demonstrate how the biographical details you provide relate to the film.  For example, if the film is anti-war, you should discuss the director’s and/or producers’ political views and activities.
• 
T
he h
istorical context of the film:  F
or example, if the film was released in 1980, explain the major even
ts and developments at the time.  
Be sure to explain how the events or developments you identify influenced the 
film
’s message.
• 
Identify
 and explain the historical subject addressed in the film
.
• 
Explain
 how the film portrays the historical 
subject referenced in the film: I

the film critical or praiseworthy?  Does it give a positive or negative impression?
  Does it provide only one side of the story, or does it stri
ve to offer a balanced picture?  Be sure to point to specific details in the image to support your interpretation.
• 
In o
ne sentence
,
 stat
e
 what you think is the film’s message