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SGarza: MemorialSites

In our text, Helmers says the following that we can use to study memorial sites:

Choose one of the following memorial sites and explore the online presence for the memorial -- what is found on websites about the memorial including images, videos and copies of hard copy documents including things like brochures. Is it up to you what images/items you choose to focus on, but choose at least two items so you don't have one limited view:

For the site you chose, do a two step analysis:

  1. Analyze the site using the Prewriting Questions on pages 80-81(read the paragraph before starting "For this assignment"), and the first paragraph under "On Display: Monuments. (This includes analyzing the images using the frameworks on pgs. 34-36.)
  2. Discuss the images you analyzed related to one of the quotes above, especially the idea, "What is missing from this image is any acknowledgement that this building represented the lived experience of inhabitants." Talk about how you see the images related to the memorial doing that or not doing that.

Post your response in Blackboard:

  1. introduce what site you analyzed and what you looked at as part of the analysis.
  2. Provide your analysis using the instructions on pages 80-81. Use the models in the text to write your analysis.
  3. Complete your response with your answer to the question of whether or not the memorial does present the "lived experience of [the] inhabitants." Tell why you think it does/does not do that, and provide specifics to backup your statement.

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