America is... semester 2 project 


This is an individual project. You will need to finish the statement, America is__________. What do YOU THINK America symbolizes. From that statement you will research and provide historical evidence to support your claim. In addition you will create an artistic piece that represents your perspective.

Approval Needed

Based off what you have learned about American History in class or through your own research you need to finish the statement “America is…”. The statement you choose will eventually need to be supported by specific examples from history.

For example: “America is “OPPORTUNITY” or “America is FREEDOM” or “America is an ILLUSION (Don't use my examples).

You need to submit your statement for approval through the class website/Google Form. Make sure to check back to see if your statement was approved. No one can have the same statement.

Art Piece

Based off your statement “America is…” create an artistic visual to represent your statement.


Make sure that your visual is representative of your statement. Take your time and really research the topic.

Your visual needs to be bigger than 4 notebook size paper if you create something on paper. If you do a painting or drawing must be in full color unless you get it cleared beforehand . Sculptural pieces are preferred!


You will create webpage to showcase the historical evidence behind your statement and the connecting symbolism in your visual representation of your statement along with your work cited.

Create your webpage via or Adobe Slate (also an app on apple devices).

Art & History Collide

Historical Evidence

Your webpage needs to include a clear THESIS paragraph which connects to your “America is…” statement & a minimum of 3 events from history that support your statement. Be sure to explain when the events happened and provide evidence to support your claim.

Explain Symbolism in Your Art Piece

In your final webpage submission thoroughly explain your visual’s connection to your statement and the symbolism you incorporated. How does your visual embody your perspective of America? Also include multiple photographs of your visual and provide explanations behind all the symbolism that ties in you America is Statement.

More info

For more detailed directions and rubric click the link below. Starting thinking about your statement. Request link is now available!!!

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Amanda Sandoval


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