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PERS 2003: Project Labs Fall 2021: Project #1: Mass Incarceration and Education

A research guide to accompany Dr. Owen Cantrell and Dr. Katherine Perry's Fall PERS 2003 course.

Project Description

Assignment: For this project, students will work in teams of 3-4 to create a short 4-5-minute multimedia presentation on the history of mass incarceration and education. This presentation will be public facing and designed to educate audiences unfamiliar with this history. Students should consider a wide variety of audiences in regard to where they might deliver this presentation and construct the presentation accordingly.

Technology: For this presentation, students should consider a presentation that does not require a physical, in-person representative to give the presentation—especially given the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. I’d suggest using multimedia technology such as iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, or PowerPoint as easy, low-level entries into creating a multimedia presentation that can exist as an online video.

Audience: Students should consider a wide variety of audiences for this project. I’d strongly suggest choosing a specific audience that you’d have in mind before planning out the project. Consider how the presentation might use different appeals or examples based on presenting it to some of the following groups: PC and GSU students; instructors interested in teaching with GSUPEP; PC and GSU administrators; potential donors to GSUPEP; Department of Corrections administration and staff; incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals; and so on. The presentation cannot be one-size-fits-all, so considering your target audience is key in creating a successful presentation.


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