You are required to investigate a prominent landmark located somewhere in the United States. The state will be selected for you in some manner, probably through some creative form of lottery. Within your designated state, you are free to choose a particular site to research. You will construct an interesting presentation for the class. Follow the guidelines below in order to receive maximum credit.
Your choice must be a historical/geographical site of extreme distinction. It must be a place you have never visited.
Your destination must be approved by the instructor.
The presentation should be brief (perhaps 10 minutes), but thorough and informative.
Make a statement about why you selected the particular site.
Describe how you acquired the data for your presentation.
Provide location and travel directions (use a map if necessary).
Be sure to explain the site's significance to history (both state and nation) in a concise, meaningful way. Do not engage the class in a monotone word-for-word recital of gibberish Xeroxed from a book or hardcopied from an Internet source.
Include information regarding tourism, especially visitor actitivites and accommodations.
You may wish to distribute brochures, pamphlets, or other literature obtained from the site.
Your presentation may not employ computer-generated mechanisms such as Powerpoint and Slideshow.
Feel free to use the classroom overhead projection system to display visuals (limit of three).
Submit a typed list of sources to the instructor.
Examples of acceptable sites are Yankee Stadium (New York), Gettysburg Battlefield (Pennsylvania), Mount Rushmore (South Dakota), the Alamo (Texas), and Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming).
Examples of unacceptable places are Disneyland (California), the Denver Zoo (Colorado), and Mall of America (Minnesota).
You should be 100% ready when your presentation date rolls around. Use your time management skills to make allowance for communication across the miles, which is a necessary activity to complete this assignment successfully.
One easy way to botch your presentation is to misspell/mispronounce words.
See the instructor at any time for directionality.
ALL ITEMS SUBMITTED BECOME PROPERTY OF THE INSTRUCTOR!