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Final Project Specifications:


All final projects should be submitted by Dec. 11.  I will then go over them and send them back for corrections if necessary.  These corrections will be due on Friday, Dec. 16th.

For those in a group, please submit all work in one lump if at all possible.  Please do not submit it in parts.  Somebody in the group needs to organize all the material and make a coversheet that records each participant in the group. Group projects will be graded as a group.  Everybody will get the same grade in a group, so be diligent in getting stragglers in line.  I suggest you send the final submission around to every group member for their final input. 


Project format:

1) Abstract: A paragraph or so.  Briefly describe the project.

1.1) List of members and their roles in the project.  [This isn't necessary for people working solo.]

2) The project.  This may be in multiple parts or one lump.  It is up to you to decide how to present this.  If you are building or experimenting or collecting data or writing a story, I would like to hear about the process and how it went in some detail.  The final product should look professional.

3) A brief postscript that ties the whole project together, especially if your project had multiple elements.  There needs to be some sort of summary of what you did, and how it is in some way historical or illuminating to history. 

4) Annotated Bibliography.  This needs to be a collected bibliography for the whole project, meaning that if you are a group, you need to collate your bibliographical materials into one place and cite them accordingly.  All projects must have at least as many real sources as there are people in the group, if not more.  A credible source is a scholarly book or article from a journal.  Wikipedia should not be part of the bibliography, but you are free to use Wikipedia to track down credible sources.  That's fine.  Cite all sources and annotate each one with one or two sentences describing the nature of the material. 


These projects should be interesting.  


JSTOR at Stevens: JSTOR [arts and sciences]  --- then log in with your "Pipeline" information.



The following are the resource collections and bibliographies for the projects from HoST-Fall-2011.  For some of these, I've added some suggestions and advice for how to make your projects more historical or interesting or both.

These are not in any way complete, nor do you have to read each and every one, but you should all look over this material and get some ideas about what has been done in the past and what you are going to do with it yourselves.  For many of you, these resources will be very helpful.  I expect that all of you will use at least some of these.


Trebuchets/Catapults- John Moorehead: Catapults-Trebuchets-Bib.htm


Firearms-History- Chris-Richard: Firearms-History-Bib.htm


Hieroglyphics- Joshua: RosettaStoneBib.htm


Lye-Soap-Bathing- Anthonio- Kathleen-Liz-Michael: Soap-Lye-Bathing-Bib.htm


WaterPumping- Ross-Tiffany-Zak: Waterwheels-bib.htm


Wheel- Brianna-Theresa: Wheel_History-Bib.htm


Humors- Bryan-Eliseo-Jaime: Humors-bib.htm


CosmosHistory- Jim: Cosmic_Theories_Bib.htm


KeplerPlatonicSolids- Tim: Kepler-PlatonicSolidCosmos-bib.htm


Patronage- Michael: Patronage-Galileo-bib.htm