Homework for Monday, November 17th

Hi all,

For Monday’s Journal #5, follow these directions.

1. Now that you’ve selected a place to research, let’s begin with this process of engaging with scholarly material. Spend one hour reading about your site/place. I recommend reading from three different sources. For example:

1. Wikipedia

2. Newspaper

3. Book or NYC Encyclopedia

After reading, taking notes, and making sure to copy down all the relevant citation information, answer the following five questions in full sentences (typed, double-spaced and turned in on Monday).

1. What are three essential dates concerning the place?

2. Who are three essential people connected to the place?

3. What are three essential events associated to the place?

4. What is one problem or controversy associated with the place?

5. What is one benefit of the place?

*Make sure to include the precise address of the place.

Are you having trouble nailing down a site/place? Then consider the following: Gowanus Canal, Newtown Creek, Red Hook Container Port, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Domino Sugar Factory, Effects of Sandy on Red Hook (or Staten Island), the contest over which design should be selected for #1 WTC, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the building/destruction of Barclays Center, the Cyclone on Coney Island.

Best wishes,

Prof. Scanlan

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