ASSIGNMENT: Primary Sources: The Sit-Ins in Downtown Atlanta

ASSIGNMENT: Primary Sources: The Sit-Ins in Downtown Atlanta

Description Students locate newspaper articles and other documents relating to the sit-in movement in downtown Atlanta’s restaurants in the early 1960s. They then analyze these primary sources, and use this analysis to write a narrative summary of the events of these...
ASSIGNMENT: Narrative Techniques

ASSIGNMENT: Narrative Techniques

Description Students choose an artifact from the Unpacking Manuel’s Tavern online project, and compose a short piece of flash fiction inspired by that artifact. After peer review, students submit their work to the curators of Unpacking Manuel’s for possible inclusion...
ASSIGNMENT: Unpacking Manuel’s

ASSIGNMENT: Unpacking Manuel’s

Description Students choose an artifact from the Unpacking Manuel’s Tavern online project, and compose a short historical analysis of that artifact. This project encourages students to consider their audience, as well as how writing this type of text changed their...
ASSIGNMENT: Atlanta Monuments

ASSIGNMENT: Atlanta Monuments

Description Students choose, visit, and research a key Atlanta monument, and present to the class their analysis of how that monument expresses collective identity and memory. They then make an argument for bringing a representation of that monument, and those ideas...
ASSIGNMENT: Walking Tour

ASSIGNMENT: Walking Tour

Description This assignment for a graduate-level course has students develop a walking tour of an Atlanta neighborhood. The tour is to be organized as an interpretive narrative of the local environment. The format of the final product is open: students can create...