Two Source Annotations

  

First Part:
Directions:

Step 1: Pick which day you will be focusing on and the two lenses you’ll be examining the pandemic through: 

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International response (another country or other countries)
National response (United States)
State response (California and/or other states)
The financial markets
Pop culture
News events
Sports
News coverage
Trending hashtags

Step 2: After reviewing our Identifying Credible Online Sources lectureActions , find two credible online sources, one for each  of your two choices from the list above.  

Step 3: Once you’ve found your two sources, in 500 words total, respond to the following questions in paragraph form.

Which date are you focusing on?
In addition to your point-of-view, which of the two lenses from the list above will you be examining this pandemic through? 
 Annotation for first source (250 words):

Provide a brief summary, in your own words, of the source, including the title of the source, the site you found it on, and the author’s full name.
Write an evaluation of the validity and appropriateness of the source for your assignment? What makes it credible? The author? The publication? The sources it cites?
Summarize the source in YOUR OWN WORDS and indicate how you might use it in your assignment by listing some quotes/statistics/examples you can include in your assignment.

Annotation for the second source (250 words):

Provide a brief summary, in your own words, of the source, including the title of the source, the site you found it on, and the author’s full name.
Write an evaluation of the validity and appropriateness of the source for your assignment? What makes it credible? The author? The publication? The sources it cites?
Summarize the source in YOUR OWN WORDS and indicate how you might use it in your assignment by listing some quotes/statistics/examples you can include in your assignment.

Second Part:

Prompt
What does a day in the life of COVID-19 look like at different scales, i.e. personal, government response, cultural moments, etc.
This assignment will allow you to use a variety of tools to understand the enormous and fast-moving events of the current pandemic. It will also give you the opportunity to process these times both from your own individual perspective and through the lens of the wider society.
In this assignment, you will examine a SINGLE DAY of the COVID-19 pandemic (either in the past or at the time of the assignment) from a wide range of perspectives. The idea is for you to 

Develop your own records of these unprecedented events. 
Understand how the COVID-19 picture looks different from different scales and vantage points, including that of your peers.
Use credible outside sources to analyze this moment.

For example: 
March 11 was a significant date because the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, the U.S. announced it would suspend most travel from Europe, financial markets plummeted and Italy ordered nearly all businesses to close. These were important moments. But March 11 was also the date that the NBA suspended its season and that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced that they tested positive for COVID-19, a development that made the pandemic more real to people. You can examine which of your chosen day’s moments were significant to you and why. What else was going on that day? How do your sources help you understand and analyze those moments?
Logistics
STEP 1) Pick one date and explore what COVID-19 looked like at different scales by discussing three of the following:
Your own daily life (REQUIRED)
International response
National response
State response
The financial markets
Pop culture
News events
Sports
News coverage
Trending hashtags
The date can be as early as January (fyi, the first case of COVID-19 in the US was identified on January 20, 2020) or you may start with a date in the week in which you are doing the assignment. 
STEP 2) Incorporate research from two or more credible sources to inform your work. Refer to the following lectures for this part of the assignment:

Identifying Credible Sources Online
ICE and TAG Your Sources

STEP 3) Choose one of the following formats for your final assignment:
Option 1: Slideshow Requirements

10 slides (Google Slides and Prezi are free slideshow makers)

In our class folder for this assignment, I’ve uploaded sample slideshow for a different assignment. Use it as a guide for formatting your slides.

Word count – 400 words
Two credible online sources
Embedded images from your own experiences and online sources

Option 2: Essay Requirements

Word count – 750 words
Two credible online sources
Follow this outline:

Introduction with hook and background information
First body paragraph should discuss your experiences during this pandemic 
Second body paragraph should discuss one of the scales listed above in “Step 1” 
Third body paragraph should discuss another one of the scales listed above in “Step 1”
Conclusion that asks the reader to take action and/or looks to the future

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