HIS 112
Extra Credit Special Project
Paper Assignment





The East Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, is a magnificent building designed by architect I. M. Pei (1917-) and built between 1974 and 1978. It houses the Museum's collection of contemporary, i.e., twentieth century, art.  This is a great building with magnificent interior spaces and a great collection.  Make sure that you see it someday. Photo sourcet was www.pritzkerprize.com/pei/IMG0097a.jpg.  Be sure that you see the Jackson Pollock paintings!

East Gallery
Red Separator Bar

Since all students should enjoy their enrollment in this history course and, at the same time, earn the best possible grade, each student may do one of the HIS 112 Special Projects listed for extra credit.  Each project should be about two pages (maybe longer) in length.  In addition, your project must include complete bibliographic citation at the top left of the page (if necessary) with your name and date.  Note that some projects require the submission of a brochure.

I will also accept as a special project the My Family and History paper that requires you to examine your family's history in light of the historical events of the past half century.  Point value is 100 points possible extra credit for a two-page paper (less for one page).

The project should be sent to your course instructor following the directions for submitting assignments.
Please take a moment to review Charlie's History Writing Center for specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course.
A brochure should be sent to the following address:
Extended Learning Institute
Northern Virginia Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003-3796
Finally, since I am still working on the details of this assignment, students may email to me (for extra credit) suggestions for movies, books, museums and activities.

The Optional Extra Credit Special Project is worth a maximum of between 50 and 100 points.


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