Watchmen Presentation Topic and Directions
Choose one of the topics posted on the Discussion Board (and in the description of the assignment in the Learning Module) for your presentation. The more narrow your topic, the more likely your presentation will be interesting. Be sure your claim reflects this.
Create a slideshow presentation with a program like PowerPoint. You should have at least 15 slides. These slides should a mix of images and text (your required quotes, properly cited).
Be sure your final slide is a Works Cited in MLA 8.
You will need a minimum of 3 quotes from Watchmen. You will also need at least 6 quotes, a minimum of 2 quotes from each of your 3 scholarly sources—No Google sources allowed for this assignment — you must use the LRC for books and articles. All quotes should appear on presentation slides and must be properly cited according to MLA. Please use proper capitalization, spelling, and punctuation. Please do not use pictures from the movie or other Watchmen graphic stories.
What I will look for when I grade:
Your first slides (2 slides):
Title slide with title of your presentation and names of group members
Thesis Statement/Claim that specifically states what your presentation will prove
about your topic
Content slides 3-19:
required quotes from Watchmen (minimum 3) required quotes from 3 scholarly
articles found through the LRC databases, 2 quotes from each article
Works Cited slide (1 slide):
entries for Watchmen and 3 scholarly articles properly formatted in MLA 8
Presentation content: that you prove/support your claim/thesis with required quotes
Please do not include any author biographies, summaries of the story, table of contents, or the like.
ATTENTION: ALL sources must be SCHOLARLY (THEY CAN BE BOOKS AND ARTICLES.) and MUST BE OBTAINED BY DOING YOUR RESEARCH THROUGH THE LRC. NO GOOGLED SOURCES WILL BE ACCEPTABLE. No encyclopedias (including Wikipedia) and dictionaries count as sources.
The topic is about: Watchmen and History
Watchmen and History: What events in the book really happened. Why do you think Moore chose to include these events. Does Moore change any of these real events for the story? How? What purpose does it serve to change these events? What historical events in the novel are fictitious, or, alternative to actual history. Why do you think Moore changed these events? How are the real 1980s reflected in the novel? This can be events in history, technological advances, social situations.