Social movements and issues have been discussed and addressed throughout history. There were actions taken that included using pamphlets to create
announcements to successfully repeal the Stamp tax in 1766. During the 1940’s and 1950’s, posters were made encouraging the public to invest in savings in
war bonds. In this assignment, you will demonstrate your personal and social responsibility by developing a public service announcement to raise awareness,
change public attitudes and behavior towards a social issue that is important to you.
Topic: Select a current U.S. or U.S. historical social issue. Think about U.S. events and movements from this course. You are to show application of the
readings and must use a U.S. history event. Describe your social issue.
Resources: Research on your topic. You are required to provide at least 2 resources on the project. Please use academic resources. Outside resources are
permitted. However, please consider using the library resources and databases. These should be placed on the flyer, PowerPoint or poster (not separated).
Target Audience: Consider your audience. Consider the words, visuals, and/or graphics you would use to convey your message. Include at least 1-2 images
that focus on your social issue. If you are using images that are not created by you, you must cite or include a reference. Remember copying someone’s work
is plagiarism. You are to use your own original work. Please also not that you cannot submit work that has already been submitted to another course. This is
self-plagiarism. If you use someone’s content or wording, this must be cited and referenced.
Format: Create a flyer, poster, or a 2- to 3-slide PowerPoint presentation designed to not only gain support for a specific social cause but to generate
immediate response or action.
Submission: Submit your flyer, poster, or PowerPoint to safe assign. You will need to use MS Word, PDF for PowerPoint format only for this assignment. (You
may convert Powerpoint to PDF) (SafeAssign accepts files in .doc, .docx, .docm, .ppt, .pptx, .odt, .txt, .rtf, .pdf, and .html file formats only. Files of any other
format will not be checked through SafeAssign.)