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English IV Summer Assignment - Evaluating Cinematic Representations of Historical Conflicts  

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Directions for your Summer Assignment

For the research portion of your summer assignment, complete the following steps:

1. Choose and research one of the historical conflicts from the chart below.

2. Research and record:

·         A minimum of three historical figures significant to your chosen conflict;

·         Important dates associated with your chosen conflict;

·         Important places/regions associated with your chosen conflict;

·         The causes and outcomes of your chosen conflict.

 Note: your research notes on your chosen conflict must be typed. All sources should recorded in a MLA-formatted Works Cited page.

3. Identify an article about your chosen historical conflict using the LibGuide titled “English IV Summer Assignment” through the RFH Media Center page on the district’s website.

4. Read and reread your identified article; confirm the text’s relevancy to your chosen conflict.

5. Print out your identified article and annotate it according to the following topics:

·         Memorable statements regarding important points in the text;

·         Key terms or concepts that appear in the text;

·         Central issues or themes that appear in the text;

·         Examples that support the main point of the text;

·         Unfamiliar terms or words that are employed in the text;

·         Any questions you have about a point or passage in the text;

·         Your responses to a specific point or passage in the text that you find to be interesting.

 Note: your annotations should be in the form of written notes in the margins of your identified article.  You may underline or highlight, but this must be accompanied by your own written notes.·

*Please see the full summer assignment for information on the accompanying films. 



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