Keywords from Primary Source Instructions, Keywords from Primary Source Rubric, and Detailed Research Questions:

PSD Instructions:

1.) Thorough and credible analysis                                                                                                 2.) Experiment with different perspectives                                                                             3.) Observe deeply                                                                                                                                 4.) Detailed essay: 500+ words                                                                                                       5.) Takes notes, multimodally                                                                                                         6.) Record observations in writing                                                                                                 7.) Draw upon all of the work                                                                                                             8.) Objective observation                                                                                                                   9.) Cultivate an awareness                                                                                                                 10.) Enable your audience


PSD Rubric:                                                                                                                                                1.) Metadata is effectively employed                                                                                            2.) Skillful/ persuasive                                                                                                                          3.) Originality of argument


Research Questions (Block 733):                                                                                                  1.) Do the carrots on Jimmy Finley’s panel represent a farm, the rabbits, his favorite vegetable, or serves as a hint to a nickname?                                                        2.) On Jack Custer’s panel, is the time period supposed to represent a trip he took across the country or is it to show his love for traveling?                                      3.) Why are there carrots also on Chester Brinker’s panel and what or who is the “Rose Empress 24”?

‘Rate Schedule Sign Driggers’ Objective Observation

In  this photo, it seems the lady standing behind the corner charges people to ask her questions. According to the sign, I believe she charges even if her answers aren’t right because there is a listing that reads ‘right answers … $4.00’. There seems to be multiple signs around her that have expressions mostly directed towards customer.

Ancient Crayon Article Breakdown and Haltman Passage Paraphrase

Ancient Crayon Article Breakdown:                                                                                              a) What is this article about?
It is about an object that archaeologists believe to be an “ancient crayon” that was found in the bed of a dried-out lake in the area of Flixton School House Farm.

b) What is interesting or problematic about the article?                                               What is interesting about this text is that they are interpreting that the Mesolithic settlers on the shore of Yorkshire had a form of art because they believe the discovered object to be a crayon.

c) What questions does the article inspire for you?                                                         It makes me wonder if there were sophisticated forms of art, a universal standing for each other’s art, or if they used this tool for a written language and/or symbols?

d) Notice the metadata.                                                                                                                             i.) What does it do?                                                                                                                      It helps go into detail about this object and prompts the reader to raise questions and interested to learn more.


Link to article:

Haltman Passage Paraphrase:                                                                                                         i believe this passage means that the aspects of a culture that are more emotional and psychological are more apparent than the physical aspect that is interpreted by others.

Conventions of the Book & Blog Genre

The differences I noticed between the Haltman text and Other Sociologist blog were:

  • black and white (HT)
  • colorful (OS)
  • blocky, “sterile”, “official” font (HT)
  • creative, unique font (OS)
  • pictures (OS)
  • links and hyperlinks (OS)
  • chapter name, author, and page number (each page) (HT)
  • specific lexicon (HT)
  • linguistic text (HT)
  • constant updates (OS)
  • posts, pages/menus (OS)
  • older community (HT)
  • younger community (OS)
  • different fonts and font sizes (OS)
  • page layout
  • editors/authors
  • publisher intro
  • title and subtitle location