May 6 Presentation Plans

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Overall Introduction (Syd Barrington)

Suggested Talking Points:

  • I'm [insert name], and we are the students in Professor Voelker's "Craft of History" class.
  • This semester, the class focused on the theme of environmental activism in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • After we did a lot of reading about this activism in the United States, our groups each chose archival collections to study.
  • Each group developed a set of research questions, which we used the archival collections to try to answer.
  • We are sharing our research through short articles on the Encyclopedia of Wisconsin Environmental History, which is a wiki-based platform that DV created for students to share research on this topic. These are all still "works in progress," as the final versions aren't due for another week or so.

Project 1: Green Bay Mayor's Beautification Committee

First Presenter Suggested Talking Points:

  • I'm [first presenter insert name], and my group focused on [insert collection/topic].
  • We were interested in this topic because . . .
  • This collection contained ... [brief description]
  • Our overarching research question was . . .
  • The smaller question that I focused on was . . . [Optional--you could just introduce the collection/questions]
  • What I found was that . . .

Second Presenter Suggested Talking Points:

  • I'm [insert name], and I'm also in the group that focused on [insert collection/topic].
  • The smaller question that I focused on was . . .
  • What I found was that . . .
  • [insert other presenter names in order here]

Project 2: Crandon Mine

  • [insert presenter names in order here]
  • [final presenter could provide a quick summary of overall findings in relation to the big/umbrella research question]

Project 3: Students To Oppose Pollution (S.T.O.P.)

  • [insert presenter names in order here]
  • [final presenter could provide a quick summary of overall findings in relation to the big/umbrella research question]

Project 4: I-43 Controversy

  • [insert presenter names in order here]
  • [final presenter could provide a quick summary of overall findings in relation to the big/umbrella research question]

Project 5: Edward Weidner's Environmental Vision

  • Payton,Tyler, Carley, Jimmy, Amanda
  • We have found Ed Weidner was not just focused on making the UW Green Bay campus environmentally friendly, with classes, campus construction and community involvement, he tried to go beyond that during his lifetime and the implications he has made have lasted long after his death.

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