Part 3: Material Culture and History

Humanities

Part 3: Material Culture and History

In an essay of about 4-6 full paragraphs (4-5 sentences each):

  1. Use reliable, scholarly sources from UMUC’s library, when possible, to help you choose five objects that represent your group and explain their significance to the story of how they relate to the group’s history. For instance, if your groups was Hackers in the U.S. in the 1980s, you might include a push button telephone as an item of material culture and explain its significance to the history of the group by talking about the history of phreaking or a famous phreaker in hacker culture.
  2. Rely on some of the information in Weeks 2 and 3’s Learning Resources and Discussions about Material Culture and History to inform your decisions and explanations.
  3. Cite your sources using MLA format.
  4. Carefully edit and proof your essay for standard use of English.