Short Essays for 3 videos

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Essay: You will write a short essay of approximately 300-500 wordsin proper Standard English, using concrete examples to support your ideas.

Take notes over the 3 videos below (CC available in the close caption link on the left navigation bar for the first video; the second has built-in captions; the third has a CC button on the bottom right of the video screen) and cover all of the following topics in your essay:

Cover the how and why for each:

art collections are built, both the general trend for early museums in the US and for specific smaller, specialized, or minority museums

changes in audiences

changes in building styles and technology

issues of repatriation

considerations of cultural issues, including but not limited todecolonization [covered in video 2]

[use the third video to help explain how all museums tell stories, including colonization of ideas and artifacts and the need for decolonization]

Also include other things you find interesting. If outside resources are used, you must provide a works cited with MLA citations.

Video 1:

Riches Rivals & Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America

User: n/a - Added: 12/11/09

YouTube URL: HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

Video 2:

Why We Need To Decolonize The Brooklyn Museum | NowThis

User: n/a - Added: 5/16/18

YouTube URL: HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

Video 3:

The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

User: n/a - Added: 10/7/09

YouTube URL: HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank"

Comments: Due one week after essay deadline. This participation is graded.


Take the time to read at least two other classmates' threads and make substantive comments (more than “I agree,” "Good job," or “Cool,” etc.) on them.

This means you must elaborate, debate, and/or formulate questions based on their essays. Give specific examples to clarify your ideas.

Provide a relevant outside related source with working link or embedded content.

Examples are news items and videos from credible sources.

Do not reuse instructor-provided content.

Minimum 5 sentences/60 words.

Maintain decorum and proper grammar.

*** You must post your essay by the deadline in order to comment by the following deadline. Anyone not posting an essay will be unable to earn points for the assignment.

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