Answer TWO of the following questions:
What does the artifact tell us about the human condition at the time it was used? Does it soeak to one particular hope, fear, concern, aspiration, dream or any other aspect of the human psyche?
How is the object nostalgic/meaningful/iconic for you personally?
Discuss how this object has lost its meaning to this generation. What has replaced the need it fulfilled?
The following topics have chapters in the book:
Essays from Smithsonian's 101 Objects that Made America
Abraham Lincoln's Top Hat: page 49-50
AIDS Quilt: page 70-71
American Buffalo: page 13
The Birmingham Church Bombing: page 97-98
The Burgess Shale: page 30-31
Cesar Chavez: page 41
The Clovis Point: page 58-59
The ENIAC Computer: page 62-64
George Catlin Paintings: page 22.
Giant Pandas: page 92-93
James Audubon: page 18-19
John Deere: page 72 & 114
Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: page 44-45
Walt Whitman: page 35
The Predator Drone: page 54-56
The Negro League Baseball: page 74-76
Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit: page 25
"The Pill": page 103
Pocahontas: page 91 & 116
Richard Petty Stock Car: page 84-85
The Singer Sewing Machine: page 60
The Spirit of St. Louis': page 97-98
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