Explore your community with a camera and notebook. Photograph and make note of changes that have taken place since the civil rights movements and related legislation of the 1960’s.
Use photos and notes to create a PowerPoint presentation that shows and explains changes in your community. Think about changes in peoples’ rights, including women, the elderly, the disabled, and ethnic and racial minorities. Look at businesses, place names, neighborhoods, public facilities, parks, monuments and other aspects of the built environment.
Be sure to include and fulfill the following objectives in your presentation.
• Your presentation makes a definitive statement about the progress (or lack of progress) that has been made in your community since the Civil Rights movements of the 1960s.
• The photos are your own original work. The quality of your photos will not be assessed.
• Each slide supports or refutes the thesis that progress has been made in the community since the Civil Rights era of the 1960s.
Caution: Do not take pictures of children in public places or at schools. Photographing people is not recommended because it requires getting permission. Do not trespass on private property without written permission from the owner. If in doubt about the appropriateness of your proposed photo subject, consult your instructor.