The final project for this course is the creation of an “imaginary” autobiography based on the life of one of the following figures who lived in Europe during the period from 1500–1700:
1. An Italian humanist or artist
Each student will create an imaginary person from the time period and area we are studying. You must research and write about this imaginary person who lived during the time period (1500–1700), but the person should NOT someone famous such as Niccolò Machiavelli or Michelangelo. Through research, you must recreate a person’s life and write an autobiography. In other words, you “become” that person and write his or her story. To successfully complete this project, the autobiography must include the following items:
1. An explanation of the character’s social and economic standing in his or her society and his or her approximate date of birth
2. The character’s view of recent events with an explanation of how these events are viewed from the vantage point of his or her background and of the physical location in which he or she lives
3. A broad analysis of the historical events of the age in which the character lives
1. Introduction and Conclusion: The paper must have an introduction and conclusion. An introduction contains general, not specific, information and tells the reader what the paper will attempt to accomplish. The conclusion must include a summary of your person’s accomplishments, life, special issues, and how that person influenced later generations of people.
2. Sources: The student must use at least six different sources of which two must be primary. Use a variety of sources such as books, journals, newspapers, magazine articles, and so on. Include a bibliography page with the appropriate information about the sources.
3. Body of Paper: First you must choose a figure to write about. Research and write about this imaginary person who lived during the time period (1500–1700), but this person should NOT someone known famous as Niccolò Machiavelli or Michelangelo or Martin Luther. Through research, you must recreate a person’s life and write an autobiography. In other words, you “become” that person and write his or her story. To write the story, you could use actual events from the past and develop a character that might fit into the context or background of the period, reflecting the social, political, economic, and religious concerns of the time period and providing the reader with a portrait into the past that might be credible from a historical perspective. In other words, the reader should be able to get significant insight into the time period in which your character lives and the concerns and events of the age
|Academic Level||College (3-4 years: Junior, Senior)|
|Number of Pages||7 Page(s)/1925 words|
|Paper Format||Chicago / Turabian|