AP European HistoryName: ________________________________________Kogan
18th c. European Economy, Society, and Culture Group Presentation Project
Rather than read all 60 pages of Chapters 18 and 19, you areinstead going to be responsible for reading, comprehending, andteaching the class a section from one of the two chapters.Moreover, this assignment will also serve as an opportunity to dosome focused historiographical research, as you group will find
two divergent scholarly perspectives on the same topicand present on those differing arguments, offering someinterpretation as to
those scholars disagree on the samegeneral topic.
Process and Assignment Expectations:
1.Everyone in the group must individually READ theassigned pages, WRITE a set of GUIDING QUESTIONS that comprehensively addresses the major points of thosepages, ANSWER those questions, and UNDERSTAND fullyyour assigned section. Everyone must be prepared to (a)TEACH the information, and (b) ANSWER QUESTIONSabout it.2.Before embarking on your research, presentation work,and handout, your group needs to develop and writedown an equitable, fair, and meaningful plan for how youwill divide the labor of the assignment. The division of labor document will be on a separate sheet of paper.3.Though you must read and answer the questions your group drafted individually, the presentation is aGROUP EFFORT – that is, all of you must work together to produce one cohesive presentation for yourassigned section. All members must contribute equally to the development of the presentation, and allmembers must participate equally in the presentation itself. 4.The presentation CONTENT should address all of the guiding questions your group wrote and must alsoexplain the particular details of a scholarly interpretive dispute over some aspect of the material youcovered. a.In researching for this part of the assignment, the key question that you need to keep in mind is:**“
What is one major disagreement or difference of interpretation that historians have about this particular topic? In other words, why do historians see this same event or topic as significant for different reasons?
”** b.When finding sources, taking notes on them, and considering their divergent arguments, youmust draw
on scholarly book and journal sources. I strongly recommend using JSTOR,Questia, Google Books, McKay’s “Suggested Readings” list, and the like. For books, focusing on the