Week 5: Digital Field Trip Reflection – The National Archives This week you will take a digital field trip to view the Founding Documents Gallery at the National Archives. Located in Washington D.C., the National Archives are dedicated to preserving important historical and cultural documents, including the founding documents of the United States. Your visit to the digital archive will help you develop your understanding of definitions of democracy and political revolution, and provide key details about the contexts that these forms emerge from. For this assignment you will need to: • Visit the National Archives at: (Links to an external site.) • Produce a 500-700 word reflection assignment (see description below) For your reflection assignment for this week, please select one primary example from the archive and address the following in a two-page reflection assignment: • Describe the example you have selected and insert the image into the essay. Include the specific link in the reference page. • Explain the origins and context of the example. • Include examples from the textbook this week that help develop your analysis of the work and its context. • Chose at least one contemporary issue in government that relates to the example. Discuss the influence that these documents continue to have on contemporary cultural patterns. Include a link to the source for the contemporary issue in the reference page.

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